Jump to content

Please note: You can easily log in to MPN using your Facebook account!

Combo amp speaker isolation.


Recommended Posts

You steared me towards a head switcher so I could run my two amps together into one speaker cabinet. I got one and it works great! thanks. Now I would like to isolate the speaker in the combo amp so I can use it through the switcher.

My question is; do I need to install a resistor or something to the wires coming from the combo amp to the speakers? When I use the switcher now with a seperate speaker cab, and switch from the head amp to the combo I still get output through the combo amps speaker.



Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 3
  • Created
  • Last Reply

You connect the outputs of both of the two amps to the switcher-


(I see that, apparently, you're using the Radial Headbone switcher)


-and connect the switcher's output to the one speaker you want to use.


*You may need to have a speaker-cable with a 1/4" plug on one end, and the other end soldered or securely clipped to the terminals of the speaker(s) in the combo-amp cabinet, if that's the speaker that you want to use for both amps.*


Then you just use the switcher to switch between one amp, and the other, one at a time, playing through that speaker that's connected to the switcher.




You cannot also switch different speakers (if that's what you mean here), unless you also have a special speaker-switcher (Radial also makes these) connected in-between the amp-switcher and the speakers.

Ask yourself- What Would Ren and Stimpy Do?


~ Caevan James-Michael Miller-O'Shite ~

_ ___ _ Leprechaun, Esquire _ ___ _

Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Create New...