Just kidding. Why do you think that Voxes and Marshalls from teh 60s had four inputs? Why two inputs? Ol’ #2 is good for players using a multi-effects board that has a hot signal coming from it as well. On some less expesive models there would be some humming as you turned down as well. Many players use two amps for stereo techniques that require multiple loudspeakers. These have two 6. Can i use both at the same time? Use the input that sounds good to you, what you need to get you to the breakup/distortion level vs loudness you want. © 1995-2019 Harmony Central, Inc. All rights reserved. 2. By It's supposed to provide much better highs and lows. Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible. Upload or insert images from URL. He sent me an email asking me about input #2 on his reissue Fender Princeton Reverb amp and what it is used for. 2. Clear editor. Back when these vintage archetypes were being produced most every manufacturer incorporated two inputs on each amplifier model. It doesn't hurt anything to try. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions or are in need of some tech work. This is incidentally why some guitar amps that don't have both types of inputs have a "tone cut" switch on them. I am also an Eminence, Mercury Magnetics, Mojo Musical Supply dealer. Fast forward about 45 years and there is the basically dormant input #2 which brings me back to the original question…..what is it good for? Adding a Y splitter doubles the drive voltage at the line level inputs. Switch 2: 2 inputs… This was a question of the day blog post on 12-1-09. I know this might be the wrong forum but here goes. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Some jazz recordings have the upright bass placed entirely on the left channel while the drums (including the kick drume) are faded to the right channel. × There IS a correct answer to why subs have dual inputs. Back when these vintage archetypes were being produced most every manufacturer incorporated two inputs on each amplifier model. If you choose this solution, be sure the amp has two instrument inputs. Yeah but the amp has to have 2 active inputs and there are few amps that have 2 active inputs You need a 6. « Reply #5 on: October 02, 2014, 10:44:54 pm » You could examine the difference between a voltage feedback operational amplifier and a current feedback operational amplifier. To confuse guitar players who can't make up their mind. But if you could not afford another amp this is the way it was done. My first gigging amp was a Fender Deluxe 112 Plus which had 2 inputs. the guy at the store told me the low gain input was for passive pickups and the high gain input was for actives. Sensitivity: 2 ways to do it. amps typically dont have multiple a/v inputs and dont switch inputs, what you have is probably a reciever, or an integrated amp. That amp is only rated for 100 x 2 @ 4-ohms. Reactions: absf and OBW0549. dl324. So I used to A/B switch between my chorus pedal going into input 1 and my distortion pedal going into input 2. On some amps you can, on others you can't. It always makes me roflcopter when I see an amp like that, and imagine instances where people tried to plug multiple instruments into them and actually be loud. There are some exceptions, but there's a reason a lot of players use a Fender amp for their clean tones and a Marshall when they need to bring the thunder. . I doubt you’re going to invite your BFF over to jam on your Princeton Reverb and make him plug into input #2 but it’s there for high output guitars or pedalboards and for jazz players. Sometimes you can or cant use them at the same time depending on whether th inputs are in phase. Wrong - the High gain input would be better suited for passive pickups, and the Low gain would be better for actives. So there you have it. As a matter of fact most vintage amps and vintage style amps have two inputs. Two RCA inputs can also be used to sum the L/R stereo outputs in a 2.1application where the customer only wants to use one subwoofer. May 17, 2020 #8 OBW0549 said: As I recall, MOSFETs were not compatible with those fab processes. channels: the inputs will go different places, ex: fenders, one input will go through normal channel, the other will go through a vibrato or something. “Absolutely nothin’, sing it again……uh“! . Any good HU does now days. High-quality speakers distinguish themselves in a variety of ways: high-end materials, detailed engineering and precise manufacturing. Is it a tube amp, solid state, or some hybrid of the two. It just isn't. Attenuate one input, or bypass a tube stage. 4 days ago. And a HU with only one set of outputs wouldn't be in my vehicle. they just have three instrument inputs. Discussion in 'Amp Input - Normal or Bright' started by ocean, Apr 28, 2018. For example, many delay pedals have stereo outputs for “ping-pong” effects, in which repeats bounce back and forth between a pair of speakers. is it just like less resistance? Receivers are basically a pre-amp and an amp combined, and they usually have a tuner. Paste as plain text instead, × My old Music Man has it's more complicated set on the right with Master Volume, gain, reverb, etc. 1 Executive Dr Unit L Toms River, NJ 08755. I do remember when a HU had one pre-out though. For those of you who have a head/cab rig, the speaker jacks on the back of the head are outputs; they send the amplified signal out to the cabinet. © 1995-2019 Harmony Central, Inc. All rights reserved. Why do some amps have both hi and low inputs ? my jsx has high gain input and a low gain input, i was thinking bag pipes...but accordian is quite nice. It's so you can use it solely as a headphone amp for an analog device. Display as a link instead, × Usually input #1 has a bit higher gain than input #2 resulting in a louder, hotter sound. 5mm cable splitter. I do all the tech work myself so you deal directly with me. Is it OK to wire them up as outlined above or is there a better way? These have two 6. One bizarre effect I remember was that if I rolled down the volume on my guitar, it'd silence his too. One is tighter than the other. One jack will have higher gain than the other. It selects between Amp A and Amp B. Saturday 10am - 2pm. I think some people automatically declare input 1 the optimal choice because of the "more is better" philosophy, but I do recommend trying input 2 if you have a loud signal going into the amp from either pedals, pickups, or both. This gives these particular guitars a “padded” input so the first gain stage is not overdriven resulting in some unwanted distortion. My HU has three outs- front, rear, and sub. Tube amps are classic, and while they vary considerably in tone, they do share some remarkable sonic characteristics. 5mm cable splitter. I liked chorus on my cleans but I hated the tap dancing involved to turn it off when I went to dirties. This is very effective for jazz players. Why do some car subwoofers have 2 inputs? But nonetheless that’s what the original intent was for. It has four inputs because it is a 4-channel amp. Page 2 of 2 < Prev 1 2. Re: Why do op-amps want their inputs to be the same? The preamp has all the inputs, and the amp powers the speakers. × I am a one man shop and my hours can vary so please contact me to confirm that I will be open. danuniversal, April 17, 2008 in Amps. The jcm800 (and some soldanos and the 5150) use a bypassed tube stage input, which is ALWAYS out of phase with the other input, and using both at the same time makes it sound like {censored}.   You cannot paste images directly.   Your link has been automatically embedded. The two inputs were supposed to accomodate two players believe it or not! But many of these also have an instrument input available to use on the channel with the XLR (use one or the other). Why Do Quality Speakers Have Two Input Terminals? then you have some older amps. Input #2 can be used for guitars with hot or active pickups. Switch 1: 2 inputs, 1 output. could someone explain the purpose of the dual power and grounds to me please? / How to jump amp channels. Bi-wiring high-end speakers will drastically improve their audio performance. Connection would go like this: 1. This results in a 3 dB increase in SPL since the inputs are internally summed. The two inputs were supposed to accomodate two players believe it or not! Like Reply. Some low-noise audio op amps have JFET inputs. Combined, these factors produce far better sound than lesser equipment. Yeah but the amp has to have 2 active inputs and there are few amps that have 2 active inputs You need a 6. You can post now and register later. Two inputs help to improve the … That reason is NOT so that a Y-adapter can be used to connect the sub. Powered by Invision Community. Two HDMI’s in… two common reasons: 1. It is only because the sub HAS those 2 inputs that a Y-adapter CAN happen to be used. (I am in every other Saturday). Some issues would occur like when one player turned his guitar down it would turn down the other player at the same time. Because they were designed for ENTIRE BANDS. I have seen that most amps have two inputs. A discussion of a Y-adapter should have never entered this thread. i have been looking at some higher watt amps like the aq3500 and the dat2500. There are some tub combo amps that have so much headroom that you're unlikely to send them into overdrive, but for the most part, tube amps are geared to break up. Of course I'll have to tell my receiver that I'm bi-amping and it'll make some changes. I hope this answered your question Vlad and that you keep visiting 300guitars! Some modern boutique amps do not have an input #2 to save room and keep things simple. Joined Mar 30, 2015 12,106. Usually input #1 has a bit higher gain than input #2 resulting in a louder, hotter sound. Many of the "acoustic" amps have an XLR input for one of the channels so you can use it for guitar and vocal. The OP asked why sub's have dual inputs. Remember that my switches can work both ways, this means that they can have either 2 inputs and 1 output or 1 input and 2 outputs. If you were lucky and had an amp with two channels this problem was minimized……..unless one channel had reverb and the other did not which is a whole other “heads or tails I get the reverb channel” situation. I have reservations about hooking up the Max4466 and Arduino outputs, in parallel, into the inputs of the TDA2030 amps (to achieve dual inputs) although not sure why. Amp A and Amp B are connected to the inputs of switch 1. This Question of the Day comes from Vlad in Minnesota. Assuming that the stereo has only a pair of RCA outputs and you require to feed 2 amplifiers, the basic procedure would be to split the RCA pair.This could be acieved with the use of a 1 male to double female RCA adapter as shown below. A 4-channel amp should be used for mids and highs. Otherwise, if you have separate amps, you'd so the same thing using 1 channel for the highs and one for the lows. There will be more headroom for the high output. Not the best situation at all. So, while not commonly needed, I think that the stereo inputs and the outputs have their place for some of us. As with a lot of things we do, our decision to fit digital inputs to our amplifiers does not mean we believe that separate source equipment has fallen by the wayside (we still make these just to prove it!) When you get sick of the looseness, go for the 2nd input. In some amps, the 1 & 2 inputs are simply lo/hi input level running through the same pre-amp circuit varied only by resistance to ground. Cheesy stuff. I thought it would be interesting for some readers. back in the old days not everyone could afford an amp, so they encouraged everyone to just plug into the same amp. Sonny Rollins' Way out West SACD is like this. Good allowance savings plan? Please ship all repairs to: 1 Executive Dr Unit L Toms River, NJ 08755.   Pasted as rich text. Why do old Marshall heads have 4 inputs? The bass enhancement is the response of more than one input. I feel like an idiot asking this question but a friend of mine has an old Marshall JTM-45 amp with 4 inputs on it.   Your previous content has been restored. How to create a hard link to an inode (ext4)? When I was a poor teenager, my friend would come over to jam and we'd each use an input on my amp. I read that one have lower volume. The signal is traveling out of your amp to some other destination, such as a PA system or recording gear. Many jazz players like input #2 for the same reason: more headroom which translates into a bit of a cleaner sound. . Also as hasserl points out, not all amps are designed this way. I have seen that most amps have two inputs. 300Guitars1 Executive Dr Unit 1L Toms River, NJ 08755. Was just reading through posts and didn't understand a few amp references so I've got to ask, why do a lot of amps have the one set of controls and inputs plus another set in the same amp? my tre's got a low gain and a high gain input. As a matter of fact most vintage amps and vintage style amps have two inputs. Hi and welcome to JustAnswer, Initially, pls confirm if the stereo has "one set of RCA inputs" or "one set of RCA outputs". The 805 is just set up to bi-amp already. Even then it doesn't sound great, but better than any pedal I've tried with these amps - and I have a closet full of pedals. Nowadays no player would dare plug into input #2 with their buddy occupying the favored input #1. . A true amp is meant to be used with a pre-amp. is this true? and as far as wiring it up I'm lost about what needs fused if your using multiple batteries and one amp with dual inputs This particular amp has two inputs marked with the numbers 1 and 2. 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