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    Audio Splitter (Bad for ST-120?)

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    mantha3

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    Audio Splitter (Bad for ST-120?)

    Post by mantha3 on Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:08 am

    I have one of Bobs ST-120 tube amps.

    I run the amp to some nice 3 way speakers and the sound is great. I run my CD player right into my amp and control the volume with the 21 stepped attenuator.

    I have a nice powered sub woofer that also has a volume control. I would like to try running the powered sub with my tube system. To do it easy I was thinking of getting some Audio Splitter RCA cables (photo below). I'd run the splitter off the CD player.. Then run a set of RCAs from the splitter to the ST120 and another set of RCAs from the splitter to the sub.

    Question I had.. Having the RCA signal split.. Will the signal be weaker to the ST120 and will it harm the sound or amp?


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    Re: Audio Splitter (Bad for ST-120?)

    Post by Bob Latino on Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:33 am

    Hi,

    Just running the signal through a splitter won't really alter the signal at all - it won't get weaker. You will just have the same signal now coming out of two female RCA's instead of one. No harm will come to the ST-120.

    Bob

    mantha3

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    Re: Audio Splitter (Bad for ST-120?)

    Post by mantha3 on Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:24 pm

    Cool, I figured it was not a problem. I'm just running the sub as a test try for the heck of it. Not sure I'll use it long term. Thanks Bob!


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