Need a Basic AB speaker switch.

ElementBilly

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Trying to find a cheep AB switch to use for my Klipsch pro media 2.1 speakers. I have 2 sets of the L/R speakers as my original sub died after about 8 years. I have two screen setups at my desk one for my racing wheel and one for everything else. I have gotten sick of physically moving the speakers back and forth, so figure might as well put the extras to good use.

Any way, from what I read the L/R speakers pull 35w's each. Any recommendations on a switch. Im hoping to go cheep and small as long as it doesn't kill the sound.


With this only being rated for 10w's will it sound like crap?
Amazon.com: A/b a B A+b Stereo Speaker Selector Switch Switcher Combiner 2 Way Black Box: Electronics
 

rezerekted

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Check out your local Radioshack, they sell a few different ones, the better ones do both video and audio but cost a lot more than ten bucks. There are some KVMs that do audio too. I had a cheap audio switcher but used it to switch between headphones and speakers.
 

B00nie

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Speakers do not 'pull' anything. They have power ratings. It means that you can insert 35 watts to them without breaking them. Your average wattage during listening is usually between 5 and 10 watts.

The speakers you've got have so many issues even without the switch that I'd be surprised if it made a difference.
 

cyclone3d

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Back in the day I made my own A/B 1/8" plug switch when I was using different sound cards for DOS and Windows.

But I could have used it backwards to switch between two different sets of speakers.

All you really need is a small project box, a dual poll switch, whatever type of plugs you are using for the speakers, and some wires.

For tools you really just need a drill and a soldering iron.

You can make one that is about 3"x3"x3" in size.
 
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