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#1 quakana

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 05:42 PM

So I am sold that 2 channel amps are way better than "stereo mode" with multi-channel receivers. Is there a way I can use my speakers with both (not at the same time obviously) where if I have a surround sound movie on I can use my AVR and if I want to listen to music I use my 2 channel setup?



#2 Dennie

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 05:51 PM

Does you AVR have Pre-outs?

If it does, you can use a Stereo amp for the main speakers and let the AVR handle the rest.

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 06:03 PM

Does you AVR have Pre-outs?

If it does, you can use a Stereo amp for the main speakers and let the AVR handle the rest.

Dennie

It does but I have a separate Pre-Amp for the Amp as well....and IMO the AVR Pre is not as good as my 2 channel Pre so I really need to find a way to switch it



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Posted 29 December 2013 - 06:22 PM

Niles SPK-1


7.4 System.................

 

7 Klipsch TSCM Pro Klipschorn Speakers

2 Klipsch KPT-684 Subwoofers

2 Velodyne HGS-18II Subwoofers

1 Crown I-Tech 4000 Amplifier

1 Nakamichi PA-7II Stereo Amplifier (Center Channel)

3 Nakamichi PA-7 Stereo Amplifiers (All other Channels)

 

 

 

2 Channel System

 

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#5 quakana

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 06:41 PM

Niles SPK-1

Thanks that looks great. Question though....are speakers running off of AMP "A" until you trigger a signal from AMP "B" and then it switches over? I believe my Kinergetics Pre-Amp has DC trigger "out" on the back so that might work too rather than the DC supply



#6 Dennie

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 06:47 PM

Why don't you list what gear you want to use and the configuration you want to use it in.

Sorry, I'm a little confused. :blush:

Dennie


I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.
- George Best
 

 

“We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are” – Anais Nin US (French-born) author

000955-1.jpg God Bless our Troops!

2 Channel: 1979 La Scalas, Sherbourn PT-7020A, Integra DPS-10.5, AudioControl C-101 III, Adcom GFA-555, Pioneer PL-55X Turntable, SVS 20-39 PC Plus, Audioquest Copperhead Interconnects

HT: Mitsubishi 48" CRT, Infocus 4805 Front Projector w/100" Screen, Kef Q7's, Kef Q10c, Ci130Ds, Ci130QR, ADCOM GFA 7607, SVS 20-39 PC Plus, Paramax 5100,HT Master MX-800


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 06:57 PM

Why don't you list what gear you want to use and the configuration you want to use it in.

Sorry, I'm a little confused. :blush:

Dennie

Just think of it as I have 2 separate AMPS and I want to use a single pair of speakers and switch between what amp I'm using to power the speakers

....kind of the reverse of speaker switching ....sorry for the confusion



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Posted 29 December 2013 - 08:17 PM

Niles SPK-1

Here is the link -----> CLICK HERE

Dennie


I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.
- George Best
 

 

“We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are” – Anais Nin US (French-born) author

000955-1.jpg God Bless our Troops!

2 Channel: 1979 La Scalas, Sherbourn PT-7020A, Integra DPS-10.5, AudioControl C-101 III, Adcom GFA-555, Pioneer PL-55X Turntable, SVS 20-39 PC Plus, Audioquest Copperhead Interconnects

HT: Mitsubishi 48" CRT, Infocus 4805 Front Projector w/100" Screen, Kef Q7's, Kef Q10c, Ci130Ds, Ci130QR, ADCOM GFA 7607, SVS 20-39 PC Plus, Paramax 5100,HT Master MX-800


#9 twistedcrankcammer

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 08:33 PM

If you descide to get the Nile SPK1 because it will work for what you want to accomplish, I have one brand new that I never unwrapped, but threw the box out. I will sell it for $50 plus shipping. I was going to do what you want to do, but I said screw it and bought a much better surround pre amp and I'm running four stereo amps to 7 speakers, :rolleyes:

Roger


7.4 System.................

 

7 Klipsch TSCM Pro Klipschorn Speakers

2 Klipsch KPT-684 Subwoofers

2 Velodyne HGS-18II Subwoofers

1 Crown I-Tech 4000 Amplifier

1 Nakamichi PA-7II Stereo Amplifier (Center Channel)

3 Nakamichi PA-7 Stereo Amplifiers (All other Channels)

 

 

 

2 Channel System

 

KP-600 Stacks


#10 quakana

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 09:49 PM

If you descide to get the Nile SPK1 because it will work for what you want to accomplish, I have one brand new that I never unwrapped, but threw the box out. I will sell it for $50 plus shipping. I was going to do what you want to do, but I said screw it and bought a much better surround pre amp and I'm running four stereo amps to 7 speakers, :rolleyes:

Roger

I'll take it Roger! PM me your paypal address I just sent you my address for shipping