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RE: Two amps - one set of speakers

Teeza wrote:
I've just re-watched the video and it does suggest there could be issues with tonal matching.

Any differences in tonality should be correctable with the receiver's built-in EQ.

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RE: Two amps - one set of speakers

Teeza wrote:
Although only one amp can be switched through at any one time (this is OK) the reviewer said that amp could then feed both sets of conected speakers - is that right? Can buttons A & B be in the "on" position at the same time?
I think we all have issues with training our families how to operate our kit. Roll on the invention of the remote that can read minds!

No, buttons A & B (for amp switching) can not be on at the same time - they are mechanically designed so pressing one on disengages the other. It is the same for buttons 1 & 2 (for speaker switching) - so only one pair of speakers can be driven at one time.

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RE: Two amps - one set of speakers

Thank you one and all.

I'm off to play............

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For future reference regarding the TC-7220 (as this thread is the top search result on Google when '2 amps 1 set of speakers' is entered...

 

margetti wrote:
No, buttons A & B (for amp switching) can not be on at the same time - they are mechanically designed so pressing one on disengages the other. It is the same for buttons 1 & 2 (for speaker switching) - so only one pair of speakers can be driven at one time.

Sorry, this is incorrect. I very recently emailed Stan Beresford to clarify this point, as I thought this to be the case (amplifier buttons interlocked for safety), and wanted clarification. I received this email back:

 

Hi Keith,it is possible to press both amplifier buttons together. If that could pose a problem in your environment then I suggest that you send the item back to me right away for a refund.

 

Debating whether to sent it back and instead just deal with 30seconds of banana plug swapping when I want to swap between AVR and HiFi amplification. puzzled

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