2 amps 1 pre ?

rburgess714rburgess714 Posts: 282
Can you use 1 pre for 2 amps if one amp is connected to pre via RCA and the other XLR. Not running both amps at the same time ?
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  • rburgess714rburgess714 Posts: 282
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    DSkip wrote: »
    I'd contact the manufacturer. The North Star gear only outputs either/or but I'm not sure about the P5.

    I can do that. Thanks Skip.
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,997
    I'd contact the manufacturer. The North Star gear only outputs either/or but I'm not sure about the P5.
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  • suprafantxsuprafantx Posts: 249
    Yes, you use 1 pre for 2 amps with one amp is connected to pre via RCA and the other XLR. You can run both amps at the same time too. I did that with my P5, B&K reference 50, and B&K reference 50 S2 preamplifiers. Most of the time I only turned on only 1 amp but once a while I turned both of them on (yes, I am crazy) and never had any problems at all.
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    Speakers: McIntosh XR100 Fronts, LSIM707 Fronts, LSIM 706 Center, LSIM 703 Surrounds, LSi/FX Surround backs.
    Player: Oppo 95.
    Amps: Bryston 4B SST, B&K Ref 200.7 S2.
    Pres: B&K Ref 50 S2, Paraound P5.
    Subs: Dual Rythmik F15HP subs.

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    Player: OPPO 105.
    Preamp: B&K Ref 50 S2.
    Amp: B&K Ref 125.2 S2
    Sub: Rythmik F12.
    Sub management: SMS-1.
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,113
    Yes but as skip stated some are switched and you can only use one or the other at a time.
  • suprafantxsuprafantx Posts: 249
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Yes but as skip stated some are switched and you can only use one or the other at a time.

    The OP have P5 and B&K reference 50 preamps so he can hook up either his preamp to 2 amps.
    Living room
    Speakers: McIntosh XR100 Fronts, LSIM707 Fronts, LSIM 706 Center, LSIM 703 Surrounds, LSi/FX Surround backs.
    Player: Oppo 95.
    Amps: Bryston 4B SST, B&K Ref 200.7 S2.
    Pres: B&K Ref 50 S2, Paraound P5.
    Subs: Dual Rythmik F15HP subs.

    Man Cave
    Speakers: Martin Logan Vistas.
    Player: OPPO 105.
    Preamp: B&K Ref 50 S2.
    Amp: B&K Ref 125.2 S2
    Sub: Rythmik F12.
    Sub management: SMS-1.
    Headphones: HD800, HD380, RS220, SRH-1840. Headphone amp: Woo WA2.
    Room treatment: GIK Room Kit #1.
  • rburgess714rburgess714 Posts: 282
    Thanks for feedback.
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