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Wired Home VR60R Rotary Audiophile Grade Speaker Volume Control 60W
Connecting VR60R with Bridged Speakers
I recently purchased the Dayton Audio ADS6Z bundle with the MA1240 12-channel amp and several speakers/VR60R controls. I plan to bridge the speakers (wiring to the back of the MA1240 as shown in the manual, page 3, "Close Up of Connections" http://www.parts-express.com/pedocs/manuals/300-815-dayton-audio-ma1240-manual.pdf) as running stereo for my application is not necessary and I am trying to minimize the "home runs" to the MA1240.While there are no explicit instructions on how to hook up VR60R with the speakers bridged:(1) Is it possible to utilize the VR60R for bridged speakers and(2) Should I simply keep the wiring consistent with the hookups on the back of the MA1240 when wiring in/out of the VR60R?Thank you for your time!
Okay - After reading what you wrote - a few times - and referring to the URL etc... I think I have some general suggestions.1) The only reason to bridge is if you need more power for a specific speaker. ie: one room is larger and has bigger speakers or you are using 4 in series or parallel.2) I'm sorry about the homerun wiring issue. Welcome to the joys of whole house AV. You always want home runs - the more the better. It allows you more control today and in the future if you make changes without having to tear up the house and paint again. Also - there's the practical aspect related to power loss over distance / impedance issues...3) Consider your run lengths and use the proper gauge wire to minimize those effects.4) Know your local code on low voltage wiring. Color coded CL-3 is best. There are many brands that aren't too pricey that are generic... Just make sure it's stranded copper... (shielding is not typically an issue with speaker line - just don't run parallel with high voltage power runs within walls etc.)I hope this helps with your project. Slow and easy wins the race. Take your time, think it out (as you are) and you'll end up with a system that addresses your needs both today and into the future.
Date published: 2012-07-01