How to connect the amp,too many inputs and outputs
Hi, I really hope u can help me,i have 2 basic speakers with connections in the back for the amp leads to go into,but i am really struggling with what wires i put into the amp and in which connections and then really, really struggling with which connections i need to come out of the amp to go to my speakers. I have a Carlsbro 150w power module and it has an Output hole of which im guessing is where the speaker connection goes,but on the front of the amp i have 6 channels,each with a hole which is black that says HIGH Z,and also a red hole that says BALANCED LOW Z,and next to it i have two buttons with REV and FX.At the other end of the amp ,ive got another red hole that says REMOTE SWITCH and 2 black holes that say EFFECTS ,SEND and RETURN.Do i need these? I just dont know where to put my output line from my mixer to the amp.PLLLLLLLEEEEEEAAAAASSSSSSEEEE HELP.Im tearing my hair out.
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Re: How to connect the amp,too many inputs and outputs
I'll try to help you step by step from your question. My answers will be in all caps. Here we go.
I really hope u can help me,i have 2 basic speakers with
connections in the back for the amp leads to go into,but i am really
struggling with what wires i put into the amp and in which connections
and then really, really struggling with which connections i need to
come out of the amp to go to my speakers.
I have a Carlsbro 150w
(THIS SOUNDS LIKE A PA AMP AND NOT A CONSUMER STYLE AMP, IS THAT TRUE?)
and it has an Output hole of which im guessing is where
the speaker connection goes
(IF IT IS LABELED OUTPUT THEN IT IS INDEED A SPEAKER OUTPUT CONNECTION)
,but on the front of the amp i have 6
channels,each with a hole which is black that says HIGH Z,and also a
red hole that says BALANCED LOW Z,
( THESES ARE MICROPHONE AND OR GUITAR INPUT JACKS AND MOST OFTEN YOU
WOULD USE THE HIGH Z (meaning impedence) INPUT FOR A MICROPHONE
and next to it i have two buttons
with REV and FX
THESE ARE FOR REVERB AND EFFECTS CONTROLS OR INPUTS. YOU DON'T NEED THESE FOR JUST A VERY BASIC SETUP.
.At the other end of the amp ,ive got another red hole
that says REMOTE SWITCH
DISREGARD REMOTE CONTROL SWITCH JACK
and 2 black holes that say EFFECTS ,SEND and
RETURN.Do i need these?
DISREGARD THESE TOO
I just dont know where to put my output line
from my mixer to the amp.
IT WILL GO INTO THE BALANCED LOW Z INPUT, BUT IT MAY ACTUALLY BE TOO
HOT A SIGNAL(signal strength too high), LOOK FOR SOMETHING LIKE A
TAPE INPUT OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT ON YOUR FRONT PANEL. IF YOU
DON'T HAVE ANYTHING LIKE THAT THEN YOU MAY NEED TO USE AN ADAPTER
DEVICE THAT WILL KNOCK DOWN YOUR SIGNAL STRENGTH TO THE RIGHT LEVEL FOR
A MICROPHONE INPUT AND THEN PLUG IT INTO THE BALANCED LOW Z INPUT.
PLLLLLLLEEEEEEAAAAASSSSSSEEEE HELP.Im tearing
my hair out.
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Basic speakers only have a positive and negative INPUT that connect to the speaker positive and negative OUTPUTS on your amplifier. These are usually colour coded for ease of identification. If you get them 'back to front' the speaker will still work and your amp will not be damaged but the sound will be down graded. Hope this helps.
Follow these steps to connect a powered sub woofer to your receiver:
You typically have two options when connecting a powered sub woofer.
Input (1) on the rear of the sub woofer would be used when connecting
the sub woofer to the receiver using speaker wires. You would then
connect the main speakers to the opposite end, or output or the sub
woofer to the main speakers. Option (2) would be using RCA line level
output jacks, input (2) on the rear panel of the sub woofer directly to
the single sub woofer output on the back of an AV receiver.
So, you don't have a powered Velodyne sub (with a built in amp?)
Without model numbers - I"ll guess that there are speaker in and out connections on the back of the sub.
You simply connect the left and right speaker wires from the receivers to the subwoofers input speaker wire connections.
Then connect your main speakers from the sub's Out (or "speaker"} connections so that the sub is in line with the speaker path.
Use the sub's crossover settings on the back till you hca a seamless blend of the sub to the speakers where it is hard to tell you have a sub other than you your music now has deeper bass.
Why do you need the Kenwood EQ? This is not a necessary piece as nobody really knows how to use it properly and it realy complicates how you use your system. Flashing lights look cool though, right?
If you really must complicate the operation of your system then connect the Tape output of your receiver to the tape input of the Kenwood EQ, Then connect the Tape output of the Kenwood EQ to the Tape input of your receiver - assuming your receiver even has tape ins and outs.
You can engage the Kenwood EQ by inserting it into the audio path when you select the appropriate Tape input as the source on your receiver.
Yes in order to have audio going to your spare speakers from the sub .You would need to use the hi level inputs comming from the reciever outputs connected to these hi level inputs..The sub will then crossover the audio to their proper outputs..Hope this helps you
You need to run RCA cables from the CD player to the CD or AUX input on your amp / receiver unit. If you have a standalone amp, you need some way to control the volume. Basically, if you have a volume control on the front of your amp, you're OK. If not, you should also have a preamplifier that the CD player feeds first.
From the amplifier, then, a single pair of speaker outputs feeds a single pair of inputs on your speakers. The reason for two jack sets on the speakers is for "bi-wiring" or "bi-amping", not necessary for basic stereo reproduction.
CD red/white RCA out -> preamp/receiver red/white CD/AUX input. Amp speaker output (red + / black -) to one red/black input pair on the speakers. An input on the speaker is side by side...
Keep the red to red, black to black when connecting the speakers, or you will wind up with poor sound and weak bass.
:) the rca jacks have to be connected to an amplifier,, their signal is too lay to even light a bulb.. you have to connect it to a car amplifier and then from the amplifier to the speakers..
Just so you'd know,, once your deck plays and you hear music on your speakers through your normal speaker wires,, RCA jacks work..
Ok you have 4 jacks,, 2 subs and 2 front.. These should connect to a preamp,, which takes 4 inputs and allows you to equalize or adjust how the music should sound,, now from the pre-amp,, it runs to an amplifier,, thats powers the subs and another that powers the speakers.. Some amps have 4 inputs so you can use one amp for your subs mids and heights..
for example a basic music system is
1 cd player 1 pre amp 1 amplifier (4 inputs, 4 channel out)
you bridge 1+2 and connect this to 1 12" double coil sub woofer
the next 2 connect to 2 mid speakers example "rockford or ev 5 / 8 " and 2 tweeters for heights..
Thats a kicking tricked out basic car audio system,,,
You should be able to online to the manufacturer of your products and download manuals. However, I will try to help.
Connect the sound output cables from your DVD player including, left/right(white/red) as well as the Coax output/input if your DVD and your Carver each have this feature for enhanced sound on certain DVDs, and connect to the matching DVD inputs on your Carver.
Then, connect your DVD video output either by use of your RGB(RED/GREEN/BLUE cables or an S Video cable to your the matching video inputs on your t.v.
On the back of your Carver, you will find outputs for left and right speakers, connect to the left and right speakers with proper wire. Make sure that the 2 conductor wire is connected with the same side(polarity) on all speakers for the best sound quality.
You will also find rear channel left and right outputs on your amp, connect those to your rear right and left speakers.
Connect the center channel speaker to the center channel speaker output on your amp.
If your Amp has a sub-woofer output and you have a subwoofer, make the connections on that as well.
Test all of the speakers with a feature that many amps have on the menu using your remote, simply called test. if all speakers are connected correctly you will be able to hear each one as they are individually tested by the amp. Hope this helps out.
The Schneider SPA-9705 is a 4-channel bridgeable amp. How you intend to use it and what speaker(s) or subwoofer(s) you are connecting to it will determine the appropriate hookup.
If used to drive 4 sets of normal speakers, you would connect your front channels to one set of inputs (usually 1 and 2) and the rear channels to the other set. You would not use the subwoofer outputs coming from the deck.
If used to drive subwoofer(s), you would need two "Y" adapters with a female input side and 2 male outputs. The cables marked "subwoofer" would be plugged into the female "Y" and the male ends would be plugged into the 4 channel inputs on the amp (paired as 1-2 and 3-4). The front and rear preamp outputs on the deck would not be used.
Speaker/subwoofer connections will depend of the number of individual speakers or subs, whether they have single or dual voice coils, and the impedances of the voice coils.