To strap or not to strap

Hello polkies! My question is will my 3.1tl’s benefit if I strap my audiosource amp? Or will it not make a difference since the amp is common ground already?

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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 20,149
    Do not worry about tying the grounds together. It will not make a difference and may damage the amp or speakers.
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  • SchurkeySchurkey Posts: 1,844
    Hello polkies! My question is will my 3.1tl’s benefit if I strap my audiosource amp? Or will it not make a difference since the amp is common ground already?
    If you improve the ground connection, for example from 3 ohms to 0.1 ohm, you would have a performance improvement for the SDA circuit. Probably audible, although I've never tested to see how much resistance is acceptable. I know that 20 ohms made my 1Bs unlistenable--but I don't know about 3 ohms, or one ohm.
    Do not worry about tying the grounds together. It will not make a difference and may damage the amp or speakers.
    If it's a common-ground amp or semi-common ground, there's no downside. Even non-bridged/balanced monoblocs can be tied together (Adcom 565 monoblocs, for example.)

    If it's a bridged/balanced amp, yeah--bad things will happen.
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,803
    Elvis says not to strap.

  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,550
    Strapping grounds raises the noise floor. Since your amp is already common ground there is no reason or benefit from strapping.
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