One speaker, Two systems? Any audio people here?

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by downey, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. downey

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    Jun 11, 2009
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    I have a question, it involves car audio.

    Basically I have my head unit installed in my car. no aftermarket amplifiers.
    I want to enable onstar to work with this system and i have a method figured out. As shown in the diagram....
    but my issue is i want to use existing speakers for both systems.
    so when the external amp turns on the head unit mutes and allows you to hear the onstar.
    but if I use existing speakers would the current from the external amp travel into the head unit and harm it?

    If you need further explanation let me know.
    Thx
     
  2. downey

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    A simple representation of what i'm doing..
     
  3. R!f@@

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    One thing to keep in mind is never to connect outputs of two amplifiers together. The end result is quite smoky if you know what I mean.
    You have to use a speaker line level switcher to switch the amps out put.

    Rifaa
     
  4. downey

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    That's what I thought... can you get them as an automatic switch?
    ie. when the external amp turns on it automatically switches?
     
  5. R!f@@

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    Yes , definitely but one has to see what the amp has as a remote terminal
    Post the details of all and any connection terminals of the two amps so that I can forward you the necessary details on how you can go about it.

    Rifaa
     
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