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    Default Two amps to one set of RtiA5's

    I know this sounds like a really stupid question, but let me explain my situation.

    My setup
    Yamaha VX463
    Rtia5
    Csi3
    T-15
    DSW Pro 600

    I love my 463 It works great for my HT but I know I can do much better for 2ch music listening. The problem is that the 463 does not have preouts, and I dont think its wise for me to spend $400+ for a new AVR with preouts and then spend another 300+ for a 2ch amp.
    Here is what I wanna do. My dad has a carver amp that he isnt currently using. i would like to run my cd player directly to the carver and then power my rtia's with the carver, But I still want my Rtia's to be used in my HT. So in simple terms my question is, Can I have both amps wired to my speakers and not have any issues. As long as they arent both on at the same time I cant seem to think of any downsides to doing this. I am still a novice in HQ audio so this is why I want to ask your guys opinions on this.

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    I would not recommend this...
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    Yeah, neither would I. Maybe banana plugs then swap the cables depending on what you want to listen to.
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    I have banana plugs already. Just out of curiosity why isnt this a good idea.

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    Doing so feeds voltage / current back to amp which is off, and in the wrong direction since it designed to feed not to be feed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by disneyjoe7 View Post
    Doing so feeds voltage / current back to amp which is off, and in the wrong direction since it designed to feed not to be feed.
    makes sense to me. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by disneyjoe7 View Post
    Doing so feeds voltage / current back to amp which is off, and in the wrong direction since it designed to feed not to be fed.

    fixed it to be more clear:)

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    Thanks I'm always clear.... Drugs? Lack of or too many before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by specd_out View Post
    I know this sounds like a really stupid question, but let me explain my situation.

    My setup
    Yamaha VX463
    Rtia5
    Csi3
    T-15
    DSW Pro 600

    I love my 463 It works great for my HT but I know I can do much better for 2ch music listening. The problem is that the 463 does not have preouts, and I dont think its wise for me to spend $400+ for a new AVR with preouts and then spend another 300+ for a 2ch amp.
    Here is what I wanna do. My dad has a carver amp that he isnt currently using. i would like to run my cd player directly to the carver and then power my rtia's with the carver, But I still want my Rtia's to be used in my HT. So in simple terms my question is, Can I have both amps wired to my speakers and not have any issues. As long as they arent both on at the same time I cant seem to think of any downsides to doing this. I am still a novice in HQ audio so this is why I want to ask your guys opinions on this.
    This AB selector switch (http://www.volutone.com/RUSS-AB22-TB...AKER-P692.aspx) would allow you to use your 463 and Dad's Carver amp safely on the same pair of speaker.

    Cheers!
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    ^ Thanks Thats definitely a option
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