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ToddMS

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Hey everyone, I searched all the archives and haven't found a solution to this very simple problem. I am trying to send a line-level signal to two amps from my preamp. No eq needed, just a straight copy of the signal. My current solution is:

preamp -> normal rca cable -> cable extender (female to female) -> y-splitter (male to 2 female) -> 2 normal rca cables -> amps

Problem is there is a lot of hum when I attach the second rca cable (produced by a short?). I have seen solutions using a Y cable, but I would like to avoid this if possible. Any other suggestions?

Thanks for the help...

Todd Schneider
 

Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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You shouldn’t be getting any hum. However, your cabling set-up is a bit convoluted – perhaps you should simplify it. Get a long enough cable to loose the intermmediate female-to-female cable (wow, can’t say that I’ve ever seen one of those!).

All you need is a long regular (male-to-male) RCA cables, a male-to-2-female splitter, and a short regular RCA cable.

Preamp --> regular RCA cable --> female of splitter --> male of splitter to first amp. Then run the second (short) regular RCA cable between the other splitter female and the second amp.

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Wayne
 

ToddMS

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Hmm, doing this seems to only send the signal to the one amp connected directly to the splitter. The second amp is receiving no signal at all. I might just go find a cheap y-cable and see if that works for now. Thanks for the help

Todd
 

ToddMS

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I got a y-cable and it all works now. Must have been a problem with the cheap splitter I was using. Thanks again for the help.

Todd
 

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