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    Does anyone know if Rotel amps are common ground? Need to know how they'll work with SDA's?

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    Got a multimeter? Super easy to figure that out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorokusai View Post
    Got a multimeter? Super easy to figure that out.


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    Doro will hopefully correct me if I'm wrong, but AFAIK...

    Set the meter to check resistance, amp off, unplugged if it makes you feel more comfortable. Take off shoes and any metal jewelry.

    Set the probes on each of the negative binding posts, if it's open you'll get no reading (reads - - - - on my meter) and the amps non-common ground. If you get zero or close then the amp ground is common.
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    Yep, check for resistance between the negative terminals. Zero resistance is common ground.

    Another way without a meter is to look at the bridging options. If the amp is bridgeable and you need to use the red terminals for the single speaker, it's common ground.

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    Thanks ShinAce & strider

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    Quote Originally Posted by strider View Post
    Doro will hopefully correct me if I'm wrong, but AFAIK...

    Set the meter to check resistance, amp off, unplugged if it makes you feel more comfortable. Take off shoes and any metal jewelry.

    Set the probes on each of the negative binding posts, if it's open you'll get no reading (reads - - - - on my meter) and the amps non-common ground. If you get zero or close then the amp ground is common.

    Will it be the same with my 5 channel amp as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShinAce View Post
    Yep, check for resistance between the negative terminals. Zero resistance is common ground.

    Another way without a meter is to look at the bridging options. If the amp is bridgeable and you need to use the red terminals for the single speaker, it's common ground.

    I add a little to this. Now if you use 2 amps in this fashion (bridged) it's acts and is non common ground.


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    Quote Originally Posted by leroyjr1 View Post
    Will it be the same with my 5 channel amp as well?
    Should be.
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    Just an update. I emailed Rotel asking if there amps was common ground and they just got back with me .

    All amps are common ground except the new class d digital amps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strider View Post
    Take off shoes and any metal jewelry.
    Take off shoes? And do what, stand barefoot in a pan of water? If you are trying to reduce a path to gound you need to increase your resistence, not lower it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueFox View Post
    Take off shoes? And do what, stand barefoot in a pan of water? If you are trying to reduce a path to gound you need to increase your resistence, not lower it.
    LOL,, after you master this task,young Jedi,,,you will be asked to bias tubes with the power on.;)
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