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Two receivers, one set of speakers

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Bill**H, Mar 8, 2004.

  1. Bill**H

    Bill**H Stunt Coordinator

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    I want to hook up 2 receivers to just my front left and right speakers to A/B the sound of the receivers. I can use a splitter on my Coaxial out on the DVD player, hook one cable to each receiver and run speaker wires from the second receiver to the speakers.

    I then could turn on one receiver set the volume to 80 dB, turn it off and turn the other receiver on and set the volume to 80 dB. I then could listen to receiver A for a while, turn it off and turn on receiver B on and listen to receiver B. That way I would know for sure which receiver sounded better, correct? Can I do this with out hurting either receiver? Would the signal from receiver A back feed into receiver B hurt anything if receiver B is turned off?

    Hope I explained what I want to do clear enough. I do not want to be unhooking and hooking up speaker wires every time I want to switch receivers. Is this doable?

    Thank You,

    Bill
     
  2. TomCW

    TomCW Second Unit

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    If both receivers have output relays that open when the power is off, it might work. [​IMG] BUT if both receivers are EVER on at the same time you will probably SMOKE BOTH OF THEM. [​IMG] Not really worth the risk. Get a good speaker selector switch.

    Tom
     

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