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Old 01-14-2013, 11:34 PM   #1
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Guitar Amp to Speakers Wiring

Hey forum!

Hope I'm posting this is the right place, I seem to have bad luck with that, haha.

Anyways, this is the setup that I currently use in my college dorm room. The reason I have this is so I can play my guitar amp and have a full out jam session any time of the day and not disturb any of my roommates or people in rooms beside/underneath mine, and to be honest, it works very well. But as of recently, I've been having a problem with it. The speaker in the middle of the diagram (also the main component of the whole thing) is starting to go bad due to it's old age, I think. So my question is, does anyone know of something that I could buy to replace the speaker? Keep in mind that it MUST have the RCA connectors in the back and a headphone jack.

Here's the diagram. I took the liberty of making it verbatim to the setup so that you all know exactly what I'm working with!



So if anyone can suggest a way to fix/improve on this setup of mine, it would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:47 AM   #2
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Why don't you just small mixer instead which appears to be functioning as your main unit speaker thing.

You can route everything to the mixer, depending on the number of channels...I use this one....http://www.guitarcenter.com/Behring...XGP&cagpspn=pla, $49.00.

You can route your RCA from the laptop and line out from your amp to the mixer and route the outputs from the mixer to your speaker setup using either RCA to 1/8" or whatever converter you might need to get the speakers hooked up.

The great thing about this setup is you can also connect your headphone to it to kill all signal out for silent practice.

I basically have the same setup as you but different connections.

I have an amp out going to it via 1/4" inputs, output is going to studio monitors which are 1/4" but this little unit as you can see has RCA in and out, as well as 1/4" etc...very flexible.

Also, if memory serves your amp has an aux input, this would allow you to go straight from your laptop (or ipod) into the amp with the backing track which again you could still use headphone jack of your amp for silent playing through your amp with the jam track too. Or no headphones and the jam track will play through your amp speakers as you play along. So you wouldn't really even need your little desktop speakers really. Nor would you need the mixer, just your laptop, amp and RCA to 1/4" or 1/8" to 1/4" adapter depending on what cable you have to connect your laptop to the amp aux input.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:26 AM   #3
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Also, if memory serves your amp has an aux input, this would allow you to go straight from your laptop (or ipod) into the amp with the backing track which again you could still use headphone jack of your amp for silent playing through your amp with the jam track too. Or no headphones and the jam track will play through your amp speakers as you play along. So you wouldn't really even need your little desktop speakers really. Nor would you need the mixer, just your laptop, amp and RCA to 1/4" or 1/8" to 1/4" adapter depending on what cable you have to connect your laptop to the amp aux input.
This would seem to make the most sense.

Or a 1/4"-1/8" cable, plug your guitar straight into the the laptop and use something like AmpliTube (you can get it free via registration, there's plenty of sounds and flexibility in the free version, or you can purchase more stuff if you want). A pair of decent headphones and again, no chance of disturbing anyone.

K.I.S.S.

PS: Nice diagram.

PPS: Yeah, you probably should've been in the Guitar Gear & Accessories forum.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:55 PM   #4
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Awesome guys, thanks for your responses! I'll be sure to look into these suggestions when I get some free time over the weekend!
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