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Old 06-02-2013, 06:28 AM   #1
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I have an amp (no A/B switch) that I use to power both the inside living room area (5.1) as well as 2 large outdoor rock speakers.

I use the same input for the right and left main speakers for the outdoor speakers, but I always have to pull the amp away from the wall, unplug the R/L speakers and plug in the outdoor speakers, then put it back the way it was to use the indoor speakers. Completely inconvenient and a bit of work...

Someone suggested a speaker switch.

So I need something simple: literally these two zones....and I use banana plugs.

Can anyone link me to something affordable (not really looking to spend $100 dollars unless necessary). I've seen some on Amazon, but no pictures of the back of most units....

Thanks in advance for any help you might give!
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I have an amp (no A/B switch) that I use to power both the inside living room area (5.1) as well as 2 large outdoor rock speakers.

I use the same input for the right and left main speakers for the outdoor speakers, but I always have to pull the amp away from the wall, unplug the R/L speakers and plug in the outdoor speakers, then put it back the way it was to use the indoor speakers. Completely inconvenient and a bit of work...

Someone suggested a speaker switch.

So I need something simple: literally these two zones....and I use banana plugs.

Can anyone link me to something affordable (not really looking to spend $100 dollars unless necessary). I've seen some on Amazon, but no pictures of the back of most units....

Thanks in advance for any help you might give!
I have used speaker selector switches in the past, in fact, I still have them in my box of goodies... I actually used one in a very similar application. It is just a simple push button switch that switches the path of the signal, which enables you to achieve your goal. You can pick them up Radio Shack for around $10....
Hope that helps you.
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Thanks to all...cheapest Radio Shack had was $48 for a 4 Zone Switch...but at least I have it and it works like a charm!

Thanks!
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Thanks to all...cheapest Radio Shack had was $48 for a 4 Zone Switch...but at least I have it and it works like a charm!

Thanks!
nice, glad you're set!
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