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Have got a laptop going to a amplifier and the 4 speakers are running.i have just bought a digtop 4 way stero speaker swith box so i can turn of what speakers i want.what do i have to do 4 this

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I agree what thebloms comment it is in auxiliary connection,it is better you a Sling box for multiconnection...

hope this may help;

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Boy a bit hard to figure out what your saying
but your laptop goes into a aux input on the receiver then the speaker box hooks to the the left and right output on the receiver. you just use the main outputs or A outputs then the speakers all four hook to the speaker switch box
I think this is what you are wanting but hard to tell with the info you gave.
Mark

Posted on Jul 24, 2008

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