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Easy center channel question

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Posted on March 9, 2017 at 19:33:39
charlief64
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Can I strap the left/right outputs from the monitor amp on my McIntosh C32 for a single center channel speaker without destroying this great sounding built in amp?

 

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RE: Easy center channel question, posted on March 10, 2017 at 18:50:44
beautox
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Not a good idea - the two channels could/would end up fighting each other and could damage the amp in the worst case.

 

Not directly. but is you added cheap preamp with a mono switch.. yes, posted on March 12, 2017 at 09:38:04
3+4=5
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My idea would be to use a buffer, so the two channels would not be connected to each other... By adding an inexpensive preamp which also has a mono switch. Then you can take the output, and mono it through the extra little preamp and use that signal to run a center channel. One bonus is the volume control in the extra preamp allows a separate level control. (still mainly controlled by your primary preamp) This item could also be a integrated amp.

Another way would be to use the stereo output to a stereo amp and TWO speakers in the center. You could even have the two channels in the same speaker box. If you make your own, with just two wide range single drivers, one for each channel blended in the center I think you would still want a separate volume control for it.

 

RE: Easy center channel question, posted on March 13, 2017 at 16:41:44
walkstoslow
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google hafler circuit

 

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