monitor switching...

Discussion in 'Monitoring' started by iCit, Nov 30, 2004.

  1. iCit

    iCit Guest

    Can anyone recommend a monitor switching device to me? I've got two or maybe three monitors and one power amp - i'd like to switch between them easliy without changing the sound at all - so something passive (right?).

    I've considered the samson c-control - it has talk-back which would actually be really nice, and I don't want to spend more than $100, so that's nice too, but it's so cheap looking. I'd rather it be some black, or at least rack-mountable metal thing. I don't really have much of a service to even set the c-control on.

    Any suggestions? I'm open to even some radio-shack cheap switch I could put under my desk out of sight. The talk-back on the c-control would be cool though.

    Let me know what you guys think! Thanks!

    sincerely,
    nathan peterson
     
  2. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

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    You'll need a switch that handles speaker level - The C-Control, Central Station, Big Knob, etc. won't do this.

    RadShack used to have a decent switch...

    I'd try a home theatre store perhaps - Make sure you get one that will EASILY handle whatever power you're sending at it. Nice ones won't be very cheap...
     
  3. LittleDogAudio

    LittleDogAudio Active Member

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    I've struggled with this problem also.
    I finally had my tech custom build a 4 speaker switching unit.
    I don't think going with a Radioshack or Niles is a good idea. They are both rated at about 70 watts. Also, they both have really cheap connectors for the speaker leads.

    Remember, your putting a lot of juice through a speaker switch.

    Find a good tech and have them build you a heavy-duty unit.

    Chris
     
  4. iCit

    iCit Guest

    i don't know any techs. if i can get something that would handle 100w i should be fine. any ideas of pre-made items?
     
  5. fbars

    fbars Guest

    Check out the Furman SRM-80A, I like mine a lot, very versatile.
    You can find the "info" at http://www.furman.com, might be what your looking for!

    Tom
    First Bass Audio
     
  6. studio101nola

    studio101nola Active Member

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    I want to switch between three or more speakers using only one amp.

    Signal flow as follows: Ashley Protea EQ System (128 presets i can switch easily between presets), EV amp, The switch I need to buy(or build), Yamaha NS10s and/or Alesis Monitor Two, and/or home speakers. Because I have the Ashley EQ I think it would be cost effective to use it instead of buying more amps.
    Niles makes a 10 way that does 200 watt RMS on ALL 10 set of speakers at ONE TIME but it is active and I think it may "color" my sound too much. I would prefer clean signal to having all 10 speakers at one time, but that is nice.

    OR do you think something like this would work: Untitled Document
     

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