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Connecting multiple speaker sets to an amp?

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June 25, 2012 3:24:40 AM

So my computer audio setup is currently a Yamaha Stereo Amplifier that has my 2 M-Audio AV40's connected to it which then runs into my computer. I also have a pair of Klipsch ProMedia 2.1. I was wondering if there is a way to incorporate my Klipsch set with my other 2 speakers. I just really enjoy the subwoofer with the Klipsch speakers. Any advice on this? Is it completely out of the question, pointless, ect?

Thanks!
June 25, 2012 10:07:46 PM

The promedias are an integrated set, the only way you can do it, is if your amplifier has a pre-out stage on the back, and simply not connect your Klipsch speakers to the sub. Some Yamahas did have this. You Would use a female 3.5" to Male RCA connector found at radio shack. (you will possibly have to use more than one to get the desired connection)

There are only two problems I see...
First is the processing speed of the onboard amplifier and the klipsch amplifier might be different, therefore you could get a delay (faster, or slower) in sub's response.
Second, the promedia's crossover is built around a small, higher frequency speaker. You will probably end up with gaps in the sound range. You can fix some of this with your Yamaha's crossover, but you will never be able to totally bypass the Klipsch crossover.

Cheers.

Edit. There are a few other ways that COULD work, but nothing is going to be the same as a separate dedicated sub.
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