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Old 19th March 2015, 10:58 AM   #1
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Hi, although I'm an electrician I have no experience with amp systems and capabilities and am after some simple advice on what type of amp I need from you to do the below,

I want to run my TV into an amp and run two pairs of speakers from the amp with the option to play through just 1 pair or both pairs at one by switching.

Also depending on the amp I would like to know the size of the speakers that I can use.

Please help.
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Old 19th March 2015, 01:31 PM   #2
wwenze is offline wwenze  Singapore
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Many typical 2-channel amplifiers in the USD$300-600 range can do that. Yamaha A-S501, Marantz PM6005, Denon PMA-720AE, Onkyo A-9377...
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Old 19th March 2015, 01:42 PM   #3
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Thanks. What is the detail I need to look for when purchasing an amp that will allow me to do this?
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Old 19th March 2015, 02:17 PM   #4
rayma is offline rayma  United States
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Originally Posted by DMarrable View Post
Thanks. What is the detail I need to look for when purchasing an amp that will allow me to do this?
The amplifier should be rated for 4 Ohms operation, which is two speakers in parallel. Around 25W/channel or more should be fine.
It should have two speaker switches on the front. There are also separate boxes just for switching the speakers that would be fine also.
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Old 22nd March 2015, 02:32 AM   #5
dangus is offline dangus  Canada
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Try used audio dealers and look for an integrated amplifier, which has more knobs and switches than a basic amplifier.
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