If the DB unit shuts down occasionally due to a track short circuit: 1. Correct the short circuit condition and the booster will resume normal operation. Turning off the booster when a short occurs is not necessary since it will re-start automatically when the short is cleared. If the DB unit shuts down frequently: 1.
Move the DB so that the heat sink has a flow of cool air. Place the DB out of direct radiant heat like sunshine or a room heater. Try direct cooling by using a small fan to blow air onto the heat Power Management is a concern on every layout. With Digital Command Control, the main concern is that enough power is supplied to evey track section on the layout so that the digital signal is transmitted to the decoders in the locomotives and turnouts.
Each locomotive uses power from the track, some for the motor, some for headlights and other functions and some for the command control electronics in each locomotive. More electrical power is necessary to run more locomotives on the layout. Digitrax boosters provide between 2. In order to simplify our wiring diagrams, instruction sheets and general model railroad wiring, the following wire colors are suggested for wiring layouts and accessories.
What is the difference between boosters and power management? A Booster is the device that provides the electrical power to the railroad. Most Digitrax command stations have a combined booster. The command station generates the DCC signal then sends it through a booster to the layout. A small model railroad may only have the command station and booster, while a large railroad will have numerous boosters. Multiple boosters provide more power to larger layouts. Power management usually refers to the devices which act as circuit breakers and power distributors.
Can I use the DS64 to power frogs in Atlas turnouts with solenoid code 83 type switch machines? No, the DS64 does not have internal contacts to provide power to the frogs. This could be done by using a switch machine with its own contacts; these have been made by NJ International, Tenshodo, PFM and others. Another alternative would be to use the Atlas Snap Relay. The Snap Relay is a solenoid device like the switch machine, but instead of throwing the turnout, it throws a set of electrical contacts.
The relay is wired in parallel to the switch machine, This is a small layout design 5X9 and looking to make it as simple and safe as possible. This is really a question of how much power your railroad requires. You don't state what scale you are operating in, so a 5x9 in H0 might only have three or four locomotives, while a 5x9 in N-Scale might have fifteen or twenty locomotives.
Initially, you will be making an estimation based upon your power requirements and the output power of the 2. Kato recommends, and Digitrax concurs, that the best DCC performance with the Unitrack turnout requires that you set each turnout to "Non-power-routing".
Kato has offered a variety of turnouts in their H0 Unitrack line. Does it need an autoreversing unit or not? The Atlas H0 turntable is an evergreen for the model railroad hobby. It was easy to install and simple to wire, making it quite popular.
Power is fed to the turntable bridge by connecting the track power feeds black and red individually to two screw terminals; these terminals are built into the portion of the Atlas turntable base which also includes the turntable manual crank handle. The turntable itself is The slip switch is a track element that has both a crossing at grade and also a set of movable points which allow trains to both cross another track and also change track.
The Crossing The crossing allows tracks to cross each other at grade. The Slip SwitchThe more complex slip switch allows trains to both cross and to change tracks: In the schematic below, you will note that the slip switch is more compact than ordinary turnouts. As a result, they are often found in high track density areas such as passenger terminals, where space is at a premium.
Q: If my layout is experiencing short because of a thrown switch, how can you reset the switch using DCC? Many Digitrax operators use the PM42 Power Manager, which provides protection to four power sub-districts. One segment of the PM42 is used to control track switch power, with the balance being used for train power. When the inevitable happens and a train runs into a thrown switch, resulting in a short, the PM42 shuts down the track power in that segment, while the track switch power is maintained, allowing you to throw the offending switch.
Because the PM42 isolates only One of the basic problems encountered with command control systems is when things simply are not working. Even after vigorous exhortation on your part, and perhaps even some enthusiastic train table banging, nothing is running. At this point, it is time to gather your wits and your patience for a debugging session.
The first step to determining how to proceed is to determine if the problem with the electronics or with the layout? The tendency is to blame the electronics, after all it is a black box. But don't jump to conclusions so quickly!
Be patient and follow the Try direct cooling by using a small fan to blow cool air onto the heat sink. Lower the track load current. Reduce the input voltage from the transformer. To solve this problem, Can the DS52 be powered directly from a To adjust the track voltage, you must open the DB case this will not void your warranty.
Remove the two screws on the top and bottom of each side of the case. Slide the gray front panel off the DB Use a small screwdriver to turn the Digitrax boosters have maximum output current limits of either 5 or 8 amps. The actual continuous output current that your booster will provide to the layout depends on several factors including the input supply voltage, the ambient room temperature and air flow over the booster's heat sink. Higher input voltages increase the amount of heat that must be dissipated by the booster's heat sink.
If the heat sink does not get enough air flow to allow for heat dissipation, the booster will eventually reach an over temperature state and shut down. A small fan blowing across the heat sink on The LocoNet cable is used only for LocoNet commands.
It is also possible for the DS64 to get it's power from the track hooked to Trk A and Trk B terminals, but experience has proven that this power source may not be reliable in certain situations. NOTE: Use only the rear power jack or Programming is the process of setting the configuration variables CVs in your decoder to the appropriate values that will make the locomotive perform the way you want it to. The first CVs that most people change are those that set the locomotive decoder's address.
The mobile decoder in your locomotive usually comes pre-porgrammed to a factory default address of "03". Once you add a second locomotive, you will want to change the this new locomotive to another address. Not doing so will result in both locomotives operating at the same time when you send commands to address Likewise, there are a What's the best method to handle structure and street lighting with a DCC layout?
If I put in bus wiring for my lighting can it interfere with the DCC signal? Unless you have stationary decoders that control the structure and street lights, there is no need for connecting these lights to your DCC wiring. In fact, doing so will add additional power consumption without any of the advantages of command control. These additional power consumers take away available power for your locomotives, controlled cars and stationary decoders.
Should I use a completely different power source like an old power pack? The PR3 is so designed so that it can be configured to act as a stand alone LocoNet controller in the event that a Digitrax command station is unavailable for the control of a series of LocoNet compatible devices.
There are two major situations that would require the PR3 to act as a stand alone LocoNet controller. The first situation is where one of the many advanced features offered by the LocoNet and the various LocoNet compatible devices is desired to be used on a layout If you want to use Transponding for bi-directional layout communication and are using Digitrax LocoNet, you will not have to add any "feedback bus" since this is already incorporated into LocoNet's design!
Non-Digitrax control systems require a separate feedback bus for the layout to achieve more limited types of bi-directional communication anyway so, you can simply add LocoNet instead of that feed back bus. We have a number of customers who are running Digitrax alongside their existing block detection circuitry. There are numerous block detection schemes and circuits, and we cannot cover all the variations here.
Generally, it is necessary to isolate the block detector power supply and ground system of your existing block detector system from that of the Digital boosters. The most common detectors use "back to back" high current diodes to sense block current-draw.
Detectors with "opto-isolated" or relay outputs will generally have no problem sensing current draw of a loco, etc. In the model railroad environment, we often use the word turnout to avoid confusion with the electrical term "switch". On the railroad, throwing a switch usually only means one thing, while "Throw the switch" on a model railroad could mean operating a light switch. Probably the best answer is to consistently use one type of turnout.
In the end, which turnout Unplug the wire harness from the LT1. Plug one end of the LocoNet cable you want to test into the LT1. Note: When making your own LocoNet Cables, it is important to make them in a consistent manner. At Digitrax, the white wire is always on the right side of the plug when the plug is viewed with the clip at the top. Be sure you have at least one Digitrax throttle plugged in Previously, we have recommended RJ12 connectors for LocoNet cables. While there have been online sources such as Digi-Key, Mouser and others, they have become harder to find locally.
There now appears to be a easily available alternative. These must not be confused with four conductor connectors since LocoNet has six conductors. You will need the connectors, the six-wire flat cable and a crimping tool.
I'm helping a friend rewire an existing layout from analog to digital. You might be familiar with the layout, it is the original Clinchfield layout that Model Railroader built back in the late seventies, believe it or not. The layout, of course, is blocked for analog through DPDT switches which have been eliminated. I was able to repair the wiring back to original using the drawings that MR printed. The layout uses common rail wiring, this is what I have to work with, and to rewire using home run wiring would be a MAJOR rework, not doable.
I was able The UP5 Universal Panel is designed for mounting on the fascia board of the layout. Cut a hole approximately 2. Insert the UP5 through the hole with the face plate on the front of the fascia board. Attach the UP5 face plate to the fascia board with four 6 screws.
Note: The UP5 uses the black screws to mount the front fascia plate. While it is possible to use RJ12 telco jacks as throttle jacks on LocoNet, the UP5 is much simpler to use and looks much more professional on the front of the layout. The UP5 is shipped as a kit that must be assembled. You will need to attach the front panel to the circuit board using the screws provided as shown below before installing the entire unit on your layout.
If your front panel does not fit at a "perfect" 90 degree angle to the circuit board, this is will not affect the functionality of the unit. Make sure to line up the Track Braking sections are sections of track which will cause a DCC equipped locomotive to stop automatically.
The simplest way to do this is to set up a track section where the power is turned off. This has two disadvantages. First, since there is no power, the locomotive lights will be off when the train is stopped in the section. Second, the lead loco in a consist stops as soon as it hits the dead section.
Other locos in the consist will push the dead loco forward. In a long consist, you could get a situation where the last loco in Can I combine the power input requirements for PM42's with other units for economy?
Digitrax recommends each PM42 module to have its own seperate power source. The criteria for choosing a power supply for the PM42 is any power source that can deliver V AC or It is possible to power more than one PM42 from a single power source. When powering multiple PM42's special care must be taken to insure identically phasing of all PM42's and ample current availability to power all The most common problems on the layout that will impact your DCC system are electrical short circuits.
If you find that you cannot get the Track Status light on your command station to come up, or there are numerous beeps from the booster, then disconnect one of the Rails from the booster and the problem should be apparent. There is an electrical short in your layout wiring. The quarter test is the BEST diagnostic tool that you have! This track has both rails insulated from the rest of the railroad. When the toggle switch is set in one direction, the track has DCC power on it.
When the toggle switch is aligned in the other direction, the track is now connected to the programming terminals As it turned out, the cozy corner space for the Zephyr turned out later to be a bit too cozy. The railroad uses a DCS50 Zephyr as its command station and booster.
The Zephyr is connected to a central power bus, and all tracks, stationary turnout decoders and the automated reverse loop unit are connected to it. Likewise, the LocoNet connections are a series of simple cable connections starting at the Zephyr and ending at the last Universal Panel. The automated features of the AR-1 make for seamless train movements, but an issue quickly arose. Because a reverse loop in a traditional DC-powered model railroad environment required manual operation, the track insulating gaps for the loop were usually located for the convenience of the operators.
So the track gaps of the original track plan were situated to keep this inconvenience to a minimum. Note also all Initially, seeing all these wires can be intimidating, but as you will note, they have been grouped and bundled so that identifying the individual wires is easy.
There are two groups of wires under the railroad; one group, the power bus, delivers power to the tracks and to the stationary decoders that operate the track switches. The other group of wires is the black cable for LocoNet and Good DCC practice means good planning for the electrical needs of the railroad. Zephyr has 10 "slots", memory locations in the command station each holding an active decoder address.
Rated at 2. In addition to the locomotive address, there are different Configuration Variables CV's that have been defined to handle many characteristics you might want to use for your locomotives. These include operational characteristics such as acceleration, headlight functions and others. The manual for each decoder type has a complete listing of CVs that are available in specific decoders, what they do and the suggested values for each CV.
Simpler decoders have few CVs while advanced decoders may have many different CVs 1. Place the decoder equipped locomotive you want to program on the programming track If you are using operations mode With this section, we will talk about the practical realities of building a model railroad with DCC. We chose Dallas, Texas as our locale, in part because so many great model railroaders came from Dallas, names that may not be familiar to you but people who helped make the hobby into what it is today.
Texas is big; any Texan will tell you so. But even when allowing for Texan pride, the ordinary outsider develops an appreciation for Texas size. From the piney woods of Lufkin in the east to the rough mountains of Big Bend, from the high plains Fortunately, most DCC railroad wiring is very simple and easy to install. One critical point for any DCC system is power consumption, how much power an individual Booster is able to deliver. The available power is measured in terms of Amperes or Amps.
The higher the Amp rating, the more power is available to run your layout. Amps have often been compared to water pressure in a pipe. When the pressure is low, turning on one faucet will draw from that water pressure. As more faucets are opened, the water flow from each faucet drops. One solution is to turn off An important series of developments in model railroading have taken place that makes it much easier to enter the hobby and enjoy it right away.
DCC is part of that process since it makes it easier to handle the train operation aspects of the hobby. Other improvements have been the ready availability of correctly decorated locomotives and cars, scenery systems such, and, most importantly of all, advanced track systems.
Everything just clicks together. These modular track systems Documentation for these units was minimal, but is included here. If you are upgrading to Big Boy from Challenger, you Basic tools for soldering: a soldering iron, solder, wire cutters, wire strippers, tweezers, heat sinks, etc. This photo does not show an example of desoldering braid which is useful for touch ups and removing mistakes.
If you are building a model railroad, you will need to learn to solder. This skill is used for attaching track feeds to the rails to provide power to the layout, for installing decoders in locomotives, for building locomotives and signals and much more.
Manufacturers minimize the need to solder where ever possible by using screw connectors, board repalcement decoders and plugs for installing decoders. Based upon a layout designed by the late, great John Armstrong which appears in the classic book, Trackplans for Model Railroads [Kalmbach Publishing, , still in print], this railroad combines different elements to offer varied model railroad operations.
At the center right of the railroad is the Union Passenger Station. Another passenger train can operate point to point, meaning This will turn track power off and will cause all locos to stop. If Engine "B" is operating on the main line when Engine "A" enters the main line from the auto reverse loop, will Engine "B" change direction or will Engine "B" continue its journey?
With DCC, the reversing of locomotive direction takes place within the locomotive, and only when it is commanded to do so. When Engine "A" transits the reversing section and returns to the mainline, any "change" will have been to coordinate the track polarity of the DCC track current present on I have just purchased a Walthers 90' turntable that is DCC ready [sic]. How do I connect this? It appears to have a LocoNet connector.
Any help would be great. Walthers manufactures two different turntables in H0; the is an automated turntable with full track indexing. What appears to be a LocoNet connector is actually the connector for the turntable's proprietary controller.
Full documentation for this turntable is available at the Walthers web site. The braking district described here uses Super Chief and a second booster to create a braking district. Super Chief is configured by toggling OpSw47 and connecting it to a second booster that is properly configured. Because Zephyr does not have an available OpSw47, and because there I am building a layout that will have two completely separated track plans; not connected with each other by any track.
I am running one layout with a Super Chief that has one AR1 reversing controller. I would like to run the second layout with the same throttle. It will have a reversing loop, as well as a turntable. My questions is, will I have any problems with the reversing loops, especially if one on each layout is triggered at nearly The "slp" message on the DCS50 means that the unit thinks it is temporarily in sleep mode.
You may initially try to exit Sleep Mode by cycling the "Exit" key on the DCS50, or powering down and repowering the unit. If this problem continues, you must check your LocoNet for a shorted connection. The CLOC, "c" Key is used to toggle between displaying and not displaying the current fast clock time.
It is also used to issue c closed commands when the throttle is in Switch mode. It is also used to issue t thrown commands when the throttle is in Switch mode. The PWR Key is used to enter power mode for turning layout power on and off. The PWR Key is also used to turn on and off the flashlight feature.
Once this key is pressed, you will be prompted to select a switch address and issue a thrown or closed command. Switch control mode is used in normal operation for operating turnout machines and in set up mode for setting up option switches in the throttle and command station. The DT display LCD includes a small star shaped dot which indicates the status of the track power. Is there a difference in voltage, packets, protocol between the two? Programming Track Broadcast programming, also called service mode programming, uses a programming track.
One major advantage to a programming track is that many systems can read-back the Configuration Variables CV's that are in The track power indicator on your DT shows whether track power is on or off. If the track power indicator is lit then track power is on.
There is also a Track Power indicator on your command station. Press the PWR Key2. What are the power requirements of a SE8C? Any power supply that can provide volts either AC or DC with a minimum current rating of ma is all that is necessary to power a single SE8c. Digitrax recommends the PS14 for powering the SE8c. The edge The tuneable trip current TTC adjustment allows you to set the current at which the reversing section reverses when the train crosses the gap into the section.
This allows you to improve the operation of your reversing sections. The tuneable trip current is adjustable from. Turning the TTC screw clockwise increases the current trip point and turning the TTC screw counterclockwise decreases the current trip point. The total adjustment is approximately one half revolution of the TTC adjustment screw.
The AR1 is usually located close to the point where the gaps are cut for the reversing loop. The length of the reversing loop is determined by the maximum length of the train that will use the loop. Turn off track power. Rail A connects to terminal 5 and Rail B connects to terminal 4. Note: terminal This procedure is best done after installation of the decoder to the turnout. The process is "blind", so it is easier to program this decoder after installation because you can then test the operation of the turnout with its new address.
The DS51K1 can be installed into the base of the turnout or attached to the bottom of the layout near the turnout. Turn off track power and temporarily connect the yellow programming wire from the DS51K1 to the same rail as the black wire.
Turn on track power. Using your throttle, select the address you want to program into Kato manufactures both a 4 and 6 turnout; one DS51K1 will control one Kato turnout solenoid. In cases where there are two turnouts in a crossover track arrangement, you must use two DS51K1s, each assigned to the same address. Installation of the four decoder wires requires soldering skills. And, just to make things interesting, Kato uses the colors of black and red for their turnout control wires, while Digitrax uses black and red for the power and data bus.
You will make four connections, two connected to the turnout motor and two For some reason it is not possible to successfully operate Fulgurex point motors with a DS Tortoise work fine. We have determined that the Fulgurex motor draws too much current for the DS Published sources describe the Fulgurex motor as needing Ma for operation, which is well beyond the capacity of the DS When the DS64 tries to operate Fulgurex motor, the excess current draw appears to be a short circuit and the DS64 shuts down to protect itself.
The Tortoise, while also a slow motion point motor, is "on" all the time since it is a stall-type motor. These buttons can be mounted near a particular turnout on the layout fascia or on a local track diagram. In this way, train crews can operate a turnout with a push of the button. Here, a momentary button is connected to operate Turnout Can all of these be connected to the same 12 volt power supply? It is important that each LNRP has its own power supply.
I have my Kato Switches hooked up to a standard switch panel with toggle momentary switches. Can I hook up the DS51K1 stationary decoder in addition to this wiring? In other words, if hooked up the DS51K1 to the Kato Switch Machine that was already wired to another source to throw the switch, would the momentary power damage the decoder when it is operated by the standard control panel?
I would like to operate these switches via DCC and by the control panel. In this situation, it would appear that using a DS64 configured for Kato turnouts solenoid turnouts and Problems occurring on most auto reversing sections are a result of improper wiring or gapping. Digitrax auto reversing units such as the PM42 or AR1 require a "hard" short which means there must be good current flow to both sides of the gaps, on the reversing section side and on the "normal" side.
It is poor practice to put the gaps immediately behind a switch turnout in Select the Switch Address that corresponds to the Top Address of the route you want to run. Issue a Closed or Thrown command depending on which you set up in the route table. Note that if you are using an actual switch address as your top address and you send the opposite closed or thrown command from that set up in the route; you will operate that switch address only and not the route.
You are now ready to set up a Route. This lets the DS64 know which of the 8 available routes you are setting up. This is NOT the When you program the DS64, you must program all four outputs, even if they are not connected to anything. A "Virtual" top address can be used to avoid conflicts with actual turnout addresses and other routes. To create a virtual top address use a switch address for your top address that is not used to operate an actual turnout on the layout.
Since DS64 routes Automated Routing with DS64 Routes are a way of operating a preset combination of turnouts to predefined positions using a single Switch command. Route tables hold the Switch Address and position information that make up the Route that operates when a single command is issued.
The DCS Super Chief can store up to 32 individual routes that consist of a "Top" address and 7 additional turnout addresses and their positions. The DS64 has a route table that can hold up to 8 individual routes that consist of a "Top" address and 7 additional turnout addresses and their positions.
Closed for static output mode to operate slow motion stall motor type turnouts such as Tortoise or Switchmaster. Begin with your DS64 powered up. Turnouts can be either connected or not. This indicates that the DS64 is ready to change the option switches.
Using your DCC throttle, select the Switch Address that corresponds to the OpSw number and send the Closed or Thrown command corresponding to the setting you have chosen. Refer to You will need to set the DS64's board ID if you are planning to use the DS64's 8 inputs with a computer, system throttle, or other smart device on your layout that needs to know when a turnout has been manually thrown or closed via a particular DS You can use the 8 inputs on the DS64 to control the operation of the 4 outputs that control your turnouts.
For example, you can If you have more than four turnouts, you will need to program the addresses. The DS64 is shipped from the factory with these outputs programmed as Switch Addresses 01, 02, 03, and 04 respectively.
You can set the Switch Address of each of these four Outputs to any value from 01 - Note: Multiple turnout machines of the same type can be operated on a single DS64 output. For example, you can run 2 Tortoise or Switchmaster machines on a single DS64 output.
Note: The outputs can be configured to drive a grade crossing signal. See Knowledge Base article. The DS64 is configured for either for solenoid turnouts the default setting OR slow motion turnouts. Only one type of turnout motor can be used on any particular DS If you have both slow motion and solenoid controlled turnouts on your railroad, different DS64s must be used for each type of turnout. Once you have set up the DS64 to operate the type of turnouts you will use, the next step is to hook up the turnouts to the outputs of the DS Each type of turnout machine has specific requirements for wiring.
Note: The DS64 is configured for either for solenoid turnouts the default setting OR slow motion turnouts. Note: Multiple turnout machines can be operated on a single DS64 output. Up to 4 Kato At the factory, your DS64 was set to control solenoid type turnout machines that use a single pulse output for operation. No turnouts should be connected to the DS64 at this time. To set up your DS64 to operate stall motor type turnouts DS64 can be used as a LocoNet device. Either can be used to connect to LocoNet, with the other being used to connect to other LocoNet devices.
There are three different ways to power the DS The PS14 power supply can be used with Auxiliary or the rear modular power connector. The DS64 requires mA for proper operation. Only one DS64 can be powered per PS How can I remotely monitor the input and output status of a section of the PM42 that is configured to act as a circuit breaker at a remote location?
The contacts of this relay act in a similar fashion as the contacts of a DPDT toggle switch. These inputs and outputs can be monitored in a variety of ways. Three common monitoring devices are a LED with appropriate resistor , a lamp of the appropriate voltage , or an optical coupler with appropriate resistor. The following LocoNet typically supports a total cable length of up to 2, feet with no two devices connected by more than feet of cable. LocoNet wiring is totally free-form.
We do not recommend looping LocoNet back on itself. Making your own LocoNet Cables is simple and cost effective. LocoNet wiring consists of readily available wire and connectors. LocoNet uses flat 6 conductor wire and 6-pin RJ12 connectors. This kind of wiring is typically used for telephone wiring. Most Digitrax dealers can make up LocoNet cables for you.
If you plan on wiring a large layout, you may want to invest in You will need to change Option Switch 02 to c Closed on the second and any additional DCS50s you might choose to add to the layout as well. The diagram below shows you how to do this. The most common use of switch mode is for operating turnouts track switches. To change the position of a turnout:This note assumes that you have already installed and programmed turnouts and turnout decoders on your layout.
Each turnout is connected to a stationary decoder that controls the operation of that turnout. There are several different stationary decoders for this purpose such as DS64 and others. The last switch address selected by Set the voltage setting on the PS to The "Y" cable provided with the PS has an embedded 5 amp current protection. The "Y" cable is not suitable for use with the DCS since it has an 8 amp.
When powering your layout, make sure that all polarities and When DCC locos enter a brake section with braking on, they will receive braking commands from the command station instead of normal DCC operating commands. DCC locos in this braking section will come to a stop. This is useful if you want to have trains stop at stations around the layout Yes, from the standpoint of putting more than 8 Amps of power into an 8 Amp Chief is not going to make a difference since only 8 Amps is going to come out.
Less than 8 amps in is only going to result in that same amount roughly out; thus, a 5 Amp power supply will only yield 5 Amps out, even though the system is rated at 8 Amps. This means that you will be able to program decoders using one set of DCC outputs while the layout is running on the other set of DCC outputs. NOTE: The programming track is powered for programming only and cannot run locomotives.
You will have to manually move your locomotive on to the track Using this mode, the command station broadcasts programming information to all decoders on the program track. Because these are a broadcast modes, we must isolate the decoder we want to program from the others on the layout by using a separate programming track that is connected to the command station for programming but not powered for operation of the locomotive.
This mode works with all DCC decoders. This is the most commonly On Page 9 of the instructions under 5. We took another look at the documentation and it means that the PM42 should be operating with its own power supply. What you are doing is using the DT to program the internal controls of the PM42; to do so would require that the PM42 be in its operating state, thus the power supply.
The DT is merely Digital Command Control DCC has specific electrical requirements that must be provided for your layout control system to operate properly. Digitrax manufactures several power supplies for our command stations and boosters: The 3 Amp PS the Zephyr Xtra power supply The 5 Amp PS for all Digitrax 5 amp command stations and boosters The powerful 20 Amp PS can be used for multiple 5 and 8 amp command stations and boosters Additionally, the PS14 is available to power various other devices for your railroad.
Digitrax strongly encourages you to use our power supplies to insure satisfactory It has NO command station capability. This booster was designed for adding power to layouts that run lots of locos and for large-scale layouts where power requirements are heavy. Internally the booster is the same. This kind of cable can causes problems due to capacitive load. The issues were resolved when the cables were replaced. Nothing is respondingIf there are NO LEDs lit on the front panel of the Command Station or Booster: Check the power supply to the unit to make sure that it has not been knocked loose in the power socket and that the socket is powered.
Check the connections from the power supply to Track A and Track B connections on the front of the unit You can use your DT series throttle with a DCS or DCS to set up routes that are triggered by operating a single turnout address to make it either c closed or t thrown.
Setting up and operating routes is similar to consisting locomotives because you can cause more than one unit to operate based on a single command sent to the system. To operate a route, use Sw Switch mode to select the TOP turnout address in the route and move it to either closed or The PL10 has four wires to be attached. My question is: Do I need to attach all four wires or just one set of wires? The PL is a coil-type switch machine with double solenoids.
One solenoid is activated to make the track switch throw in one direction, and the other is activated to throw it in the other direction. All four connections are required, with one for each solenoid being common and the other two being for the individual coils. Is it an RailSync Booster, too? There is no description in the PDF-File about this attribute.
A The LNRP boosts and separates the Railsync "Standard" outputs from the master command station "Protected" Railsync , so if there is a problem with this separated "Standard" Railsync copy, the master Command Station is unaffected along with other devices like track boosters that need good Railsync copies. This boosted Railsync is also over-current protected and the LNRP will turn off an overloaded "Standard" Railsync and automatically retry re-powering, so when the fault clears the "Standard" Installation: Figure 1 shows the general arrangement for connecting one or more LNRP's to configure a LocoNet based system for operation.
Note that the shaded cable connections are made from the protected network side connections of the LNRP units to the components that are on the "protected" or high reliability part of the System. The other solid cable connections are the Q: Can I add a booster to my Zephyr?
A: Yes. Since the DCS51 Zephyr Xtra and DCS50 Zephyr are equipped with LocoNet, adding additional boosters is easy; you simply divide your railroad up into power districts and add the boosters and their individual power supplies. These are connected together using LocoNet cables. Because the Zephyr Xtra is rated at 3 amps and the Zephyr is rated at 2.
These settings will accommodate most layouts, though there may be circumstances when a higher threshold is desired, for example, in a high moisture environment or with G scale operations outside. To raise the threshold even further resistors can be added into the wiring between Connect the KM power amplifier to your speakers.
As for the SS surround processor, it is unnecessary in this setup. You would need a surround sound amplifier instead of a stereo amplifier to benefit from the surround processor. Use a 3. Use AirPlay — some stereos support AirPlay and if yours does, you can connect your iPhone wirelessly to your stereo. Use Bluetooth — if your stereo has Bluetooth, you can connect your iPhone wirelessly to your stereo.
We also just bought vintage kenwood stereo rack with 5 pcs! Adding turntable, need intructions to even hook the systems together to work. Can you tell me how to hook up wireless speakers and can you recommend some wireless speakers? As for how to hook up wireless speakers, it would help to know what you are hooking up and what you need it to do. Different wireless speakers work with different things, like computers, phones, CD players, and so on.
Some wireless speakers work around the house while others you can take out to your backyard or just about anywhere else. All outputs say record out. What do I hook my speakers to? From the amplifier, you would hook up a speaker cable from the speaker outputs to your speakers. I would recommend connecting the antenna to the tuner for the best reception.
You may need a longer antenna cable. Receivers give off lots of interference and we at Stereo Barn have found this can cause problem with radio reception and remote control systems. To solve this, place your antenna as far as possible from the receiver because it may be interfering with reception.
You may need a new receiver or tuner. You may need an internet-connected radio. For instance, around Reading, PA where Stereo Barn is located, the hills and mountains block a lot of radio stations from coming in over the air.
Instead of using a traditional radio tuner, a lot of our customers use an internet-connected device like a Sonos Connect music player to tune into the local radio stations. In addition to tuning in your local stations, you can also tune into nearly any radio station in the country, if not the world. Most radio stations broadcast over the internet in addition to over the air.
The quickest and cheapest option would be option 1 to extend your antenna and see if that helps. Can wait to listen to my old casettes and horrify my teens! I have a few questions What speaker wires do you recommend? I would recommend getting new speaker wires for your speakers.
Over time, the copper oxidizes and turns dark green which degrades the sound quality. For the best value, I would recommend getting a guage or the bigger guage speaker wire depending on the size of your speakers. The auxiliary cord must have the 3. I am trying to hook my components back up after moving. I have a Kenwood receiver,cd player and equalizer.
Any help would be appreciated. From what I understand, you have to have connect a CD player to a stereo unit unless the CD player has speaker outputs right on it. If the CD player has speaker outputs, this means it has an amplifier built in. The amplifier makes your music loud enough to be heard through speakers. So, I recently inherited an old stereo system. I was able to find manuals for how to set up the system control wires and everything else, except for power.
However, I have no idea if it is necessary, wise, or even useful to do this. Is there a general rule for how these should be plugged in? Yes, the Kenwood Spectrum supports plugging the units into each other. This benefits you by turning everything on with one button push instead of multiple pushes.
I would think the engineers who designed this system designed it well enough to handle having everything plugged in and drawing power from the same supply. It looks like you can plug two units the CD player and tuner, for example into the KA which then plugs into the KM and finally to your electrical outlet. Whether you should hook it up this way is a matter of preference. If it makes the system easier to work, then I say try it and see if you like it.
My sister is trying to hook up my Kenwood Home Stereo system up to my TV and there is no sound coming out of it. What is the problem with it and how do i make it work with sound? Is your TV set to output sound to your stereo or the TV speakers? You will probably find this setting under a section called Audio, Sound, or Speakers. Using this setting will turn off the TV speakers and turn on the audio output for your stereo system.
What type of audio cable do you have connecting your TV to your stereo? It could be a red and white RCA cable or an optical cable. Have you tried using different inputs on the stereo? Sometimes using a different input on the stereo can work if some of the other inputs are broken. If you have a CD player or an iPod or something hooked up to a different input that you know works, try hooking up the TV to that input to test it out.
Is a pre-amp needed regardless of the receiver? Can you recommend any pre-amp and receiver, for a begginer like me? Thank You. Buy a receiver with a phono preamp built-in — this will cost more than adding a preamp to an existing receiver.
I recommend either the Integra DTM There are other stereo receivers with phono inputs out there, but I prefer the quality of the Integra and Onkyo lines. First of all may I say that you are doing a great service to people who otherwise would not be able to manage their equipment and enjoy the wonderful music that is available.
The phono input on the amp is moving magnet. There was insufficient sound level using that so I have bought a phono amp. I thought that I should plug that into one of the normal input jacks, such as CD instead of the phono input as I was afraid that the amplified signal may be too high and damage the phono input.
I now think that this was possibly a mistake since there is a noticeable noise before and after the music on the disc plays. Thanking you in advance of your reply and if by any chance you are unable to help me please keep on doing the great work you are for others. Kindest regards Roland. I have an sadx receiver and an insignia bnA tv both quite old.
How would i hookup the receiver to the tv to get sound out of my external speakers. To save you some time, as far as the sound coming out of the external speakers, I had setup the tv to play through the external speakers. Thanks for the good guide, but I have trouble connecting the bare wire from my speaker to my Kenwood stereo receiver KR In order to connect the speaker wire to your Kenwood KR stereo receiver, you may need to buy spade connectors.
You put the open side of the spade connector on the end of each wire and then attach the flat side of the spade connector to the screw terminals on your receiver. The reason I got it was to hook up a few speakers I inherited in our new house, already set up in the back corners of the room, with our TV. I also hooked up a radio antenna, and it works great: so the inputs are fine.
The issue I ran into is with output. It may be that I will need to either 1 a new receiver, or 2 a new subwoofer. But the receiver clearly works fine, and the subwoofer is brand new. I would prefer some other solution. I tried googling and amazon-searching for various cable converters, analog to digital, digital to analog, etc. Any ideas? I think you can set this up so you can use both your receiver and your subwoofer.
It is not an ideal setup, but if you need it to work without getting a new receiver or subwoofer it might be the only way. I would try connecting a cable from either the Tape or VCR record outputs into the back of your subwoofer. Hi Nick. I have recently set them up again, however I only get sound out of one speaker. Both speakers work, I have the A channel selected, the speaker cables both work.
The balance is in the centre, I have tried different input cables and even different inputs to the amplifier I have been using the CD input as default. When I have no inputs inserted if I turn up the master volume to full I get the usually hissing from both speakers nothing crackly.
The receiver only gets sound from one of the two channels either the left or the right instead of getting both channels like it normally would. Since you hear the hissing noise when you turn up the volume, your receiver can output sound to both speakers. But if it can only get one of two channels from the RCA inputs, it will only output that one channel.
To get it fixed, it might be as simple as re-soldering a connection between the inputs and the amp or it could be something more complicated and expensive. If you want to get it fixed, I would recommend contacting United Radio since they specialize in repairing Sony equipment.
You will have to ship it to them and then they give you an estimate for repair if it can be repaired. In total, it could be almost as costly as buying a brand new Sony receiver with a warranty. You might be able to find someone who does repair local to you, but with equipment like surround receivers, parts might be expensive or impossible to get. Hi Nick, first off your setup instructions are great!
We are looking to build a new stereo system. Will Sonos wireless speakers Work with this setup with home wifi or can you recommend one that will? Thank you in advance! The Yamaha R-S receiver works best with traditional wired speakers. The only way I can think of to hook up Sonos wireless speakers like the Play 5, 3, 1, or PlayBar to your stereo is a bit complicated:. I recommend sticking with regular wired speakers for your stereo system and if you want a second system for wireless speakers, go for the Sonos.
The Sonos wireless speakers are great for playing music from the internet, but mixing in traditional sources like a CD player or turntable complicates how you have to set your system up and use it. If there were any good wireless speakers you could directly hook up to a stereo receiver, I would recommend them. I am trying to hook up my sony t. On the back of your TV, look for an audio output. You will either find a red and white analog audio output, an optical audio output, or both.
Next, find an input on the back of your Onkyo receiver. If your receiver has an optical audio input, use that because it will give you the full, digital sound straight from the TV. You will need an optical cable to do this. If not, use the regular red and white analog audio input for your TV.
You will need an analog audio cable to do this. Select this option. Finally, set your receiver to whatever input you used for your TV. Some receivers have a TV input, so use that if you can. Nick, Thanks for your concise and intelligent guide. If you have any suggestions to add to this guide, feel free to let me know. I do not have a system of any kind outside of a Bluetooth speaker that I use for streaming from my phone. I am going to purchase a record turntable looking at the Audio-technica at-lp60 turntable.
I was told that I should buy an older receiver with phono on it and have found some older kenwood and pioneer receivers at a local pawnshop that are reasonable. My question is that I want to listen to the turntable in different rooms then it is in and would prefer to buy a wireless speaker system. Can you connect wireless speakers to an older receiver like that or is the technology not compatible? Any other way I could accomplish it? To answer your question, yes it is possible to connect speakers wirelessly.
You can do this with a wireless receiver and transmitter kit like the Soundcast SurroundCast. The advantage of this setup is you can use your turntable with your stereo receiver and listen with any pair of speakers wirelessly. However, this type of setup will compromise the sound quality and the volume level you can listen at for the convenience of wireless speakers.
If you turn the volume level up too high, it could blow the speakers or the wireless receiver. I have an old technics model sa-gx stereo receiver and I used it about a week ago everything was working great, but I recently moved it and tried playing the radio. The volume on high but it sounded so low. How do I get it where the volume can return to normal install of low? It sounds like one or a few things might be a problem:. I always try swapping out as many parts of the system as possible to see what may be wrong.
The easiest thing to try is swap out the speaker wires. Speaker wires can be damaged even if they look fine and this may cause problems with the receiver. Next, try different sources of music like a CD player or iPod. Try your speakers on another stereo receiver. If they sound the same on a different receiver as yours, then the problem may be the speakers. If the speakers sound noticeably better, the problem may be the receiver. Try taking it back to the store you bought it an see if they can test the receiver on one of their stereo setups.
Also, try calling Technics and see if they have any authorized repair centers near you. And is it the wires or stereo? To figure out where this problem might be, test each individual piece of equipment first the stereo receiver, then the speakers, then the speaker wires, and so on on a second stereo system that you know works. So try playing your stereo receiver on a different set of speakers and wires, then try playing your speakers on a different stereo receiver, etc.
This will narrow down your search to find which piece of equipment is causing the problem. It might be something as simple as replacing the speaker wires. Just like cars, electronics wear out from time and use. Like Ann, I would like to use wireless speakers with my vintage system. Is this possible, can you suggest adapters to do this, as well as wireless speakers that would be appropriate.
I do not want to spend a lot of money on this. This will let you hook up any small sized speakers to it so you can play music from your sound system to wherever you want your speakers to be. TS 5. When I play from my iPhone, only one of the two speakers play and the sound comes out stuffy because the bass plays louder than the normal sound.
When I play from my laptop, both speakers play but the same happens, stuffy sound. But when I play radio or music from an USB flash drive it works perfectly. Call the store you got the speakers from, they might know how to help since they sell that brand. Just bought some newish Kenwood speakers off some guy. You need to connect the turntable here because it needs extra amplification compared to the CD and VHS players.
Otherwise, you will barely be able to hear the turntable. In this case, connect a red-and-white audio cable from the audio outputs on the cable box to any red-and-white audio input on the receiver. You need a red-and-white audio cable with a ground connector like this:.
You might not need it for this system. Can you tell me where everything goes? And do I need both the amp. Then, connect the speakers to the Sansui stereo. As it is, your Sansui stereo will connect all your inputs and amplify the sound for your speakers. To use your Technics amplifier, you would need a preamplifier to connect all your inputs. Hello I moved into a house that has the whole house surround system built into ceiling and I just purchased a receiver and had five people yesterday trying to get sound from the speakers.
There is Just 3 audio video red white yellow cords coming from the floor and my receiver for audio has spots for the regular speaker wire. Please help. They will best be able to find where the speaker wire goes to and how it hooks up to a surround system. Am not sure in what order to connect the audio RCA jacks to it from dvd player, vcr player, roku 2, cable box and video phone. Tape 1 and Tape 2 record jacks are inputs, but can the playback jacks also be used as inputs? Have monitor on button for both tapes.
From the inputs you describe, you might only be able to hook up 3 devices to this Sansui receiver. The inputs you can use are:. The phono input will only work with a turntable because it has extra amplification meant for a turntable only. If you want more inputs, consider adding an analog audio switcher to your receiver.
Do you need two rca cables for each side? Or just one in the amp and on the recording side? But will side A still play? I found a way to connect the red and black speaker wire to a 3. Is it possible? Can I use a jack splitter coming out of tye iPod and plug in one speaker to each hole in the splitter? Connect a speaker wire to each speaker 2. Connect the speaker wire to the speaker outputs on the amplifier 2. Connect an aux cable from the iPod to a red and white audio input on the amp. Do I use one of the Video connections or Phono or what?
Many thanks. The only exception to this would be the Phono input; avoid using that one because it is meant for a turntable only. A set of 3 Bose Accoustimass 7 speakers plus sub woofer came with it - we inherited it all. Two of the Bose speakers have died, so we ordered some more off of ebay. When I initially hooked up one new speaker and compared it to the original, the sound did not seem as clear. Then I switched them, and the second one was definitely less clear. I then switched back to the first new speaker, and it was fuzzy too!
At this point, I am waiting for my husband to re strip the speaker wire which was new in and see if that helps. Can you advise me as to what could cause this fuzzy sound? Also, with the 2 wire speaker wire, does it matter which one goes in which hole black or red? Could this effect speaker performance?
The attachment on the Bose speakers has the button you push in, push in the wire and it is attached. Try testing out each individual piece of equipment first the speakers, then receiver, then speaker wires, and so on with a second system that you know works. So, try the receiver on another set of speakers and speaker wires, or try the speakers on another receiver. Just like a car, electronics will wear out with time and use.
As for your question about which hole the red and black speaker wire goes into, yes this could effect the speaker performance. When you connect speakers to your receiver, make sure the wires connect the red to the red ports and black to the black ports. The Kenwood DC is the controller or preamplifier for your system. This is where everything connects to.
There should be a CD player input on the DC One end of my speaker wires are stripped of the coating and the other end is a plug. There are no holes for plugs on either the speaker or the receiver. Do I need to cut off the plug and strip the wires on the offending end?
It sounds like you need to cut off the plugs and strip the wire. Some speaker manufactures cover the plug holes on speakers with red and black plastic caps. This picture shows what they typically look like:. I just got the whole system out of storage where it has been since when I went overseas for work. The CD input is being used by the CD player. Can I use the Tape inputs? If so which two of the four can I safely use? I thank you for your time and kind consideration. I have no idea how to wire these, any help would be appreciated, and what else would I need to set them up?
I would like to set it up so that it has an auxiliary cord or something similar so I can play music from my phone. I got a pair of Fisher SR speakers from my shop teacher for free as he was going to throw them out. I want to set them up so I can play music from my phone, lIke an auxiliary corder or some thing similar.
What else do I need and how would I set them up? Any help will be appreciated. To listen to music from your phone to your stereo speakers, I would recommend a stereo receiver like the Integra DTM Plus, the DTM As an alternative to Integra, I would also recommend stereo receivers made by Marantz, Onkyo, Denon, etc.
The only other part you would need to play music from your phone to your speakers is an aux cable. This will have a headphone jack on one end to plug into your phone and on the other side, it will have the standard red-and-white audio plugs that go into the stereo. Any suggestions on if we have enough to get started? I truly appreciate your time and any suggestions you have. Thanks, Nick. It sounds like you got some really good used stereo equipment. My dad has Snell speakers and he loves them!
In addition to being able to plug in your CD player, turntable and anything else you want to play sound from, a pre-amp will let you control the volume of your sound. The preamplifier then outputs the right type of signal to your amplifier which then plays through your speakers. It has 4 audio inputs — enough for your CD player, turntable, plus two more inputs of your choice — and it has a variable output which you need when connecting the pre-amp to your amp.
Of course, there are other new pre-amps out there but they can go up into the thousands of dollars. People are always trying to get rid of video equipment because video technology updates nearly every year. New HDMI connections and surround sound formats can make a ten year old surround sound pre-amp obsolete compared to something new. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with all of us! Can I just strip the RCA end and connect the bare wire into the receiver?
If not, what is the best way for me to connect it? Hello again. I have a 2 channel receiver and CD player. However everyone is telling me that I need a DAC. I understand that the chip in my sound card may be lousy and all of the other reasons I have read about on countless forums and in countless articles. But is it absolutely necessary? I do not need a headphone amplifier, or a volume controller. I am woefully ignorant, as you have no doubt gathered, and do not know if I truly need one or, if in fact I do, which one is the right one for my particular set up.
Yes, you can use a minijack to RCA cable to play music from your Macbook to your receiver. This sounds great for most listening purposes. If so, your receiver has a DAC built into it. If you want, try it out and see how it sounds. I picked up the following JVC package at an estate sale…. No manuals. No remote control? Not sure if it has one to be honest. I have a box of wires to boot. My questions are pretty basic. Component order?
Thanks for any tips or help in advance. It sounds like you found a really good stereo system. In some cases, this cable is already attached to the turntable, in other cases you have to plug it in yourself. This is what it looks like —. You will need an RCA cable with a ground cable attached that looks like this:. The reason you need a phono preamplifier or phono input on a receiver is because the type of signal that comes out of the turntable needs extra amplification compared to any other piece of equipment like a CD player, tuner, tape player, etc.
Without it, you will barely be able to hear your turntable. Depending on the model of TV and receiver you have, there are a number of ways you can do this. Any knowledge on this hook up? I am hooking up Kljpsch 7. You can use just 2 conductors — for example, use the red and black wires for your speakers and leave out the green and white wires.
You can use all 4 conductors — like you said, you can twist together 2 conductors each for the positive and negative connections. I like option 2 the best because you get to use all 4 conductors in the speaker wire. Hi i have my kenwood krvd home theater soround sound and kenwood eualizer ke preamp kcand power amplifier all are kenwood im trying to hook up all the units but it doesnt work.
Hello, have almost the same set up….. Hi there! I am thinking about buying a full on cassette deck with an amplifier. Can I use the deck also as an amplifier connected to my television? BR, Seb. Thank you so much for the very clear instructions. You have the patience of a saint. Hi Nick, First, thanks for all the help and comments to all the people here. I recently received a system I am having trouble understanding how to connect.
I am looking at a Quad 33 preamp, and two quad s poweramps. The quad 33 has apparently a special cable that splits the single output from the preamp to the two amps this I understood thanks to the glorious internet , and this is clear.
Now after this, I need to connect each amp to 1 speaker, which is where I run into trouble. Should I simply attach both positive outputs from both channels of the amp, into the 1 positive input of the speaker? Thanks in advance, and sorry for the non-professional mumbo-jumbo! Hi Nick, I am replacing my speakers. Keeping my Polk Monitor 10Bs. Also, have old Monster Z series cables. Any recommendation on replacing these?
Are they too old to use? I moved to paint the self it was on and removed the speakers. I have the clip with bare wires to connect to the speaker and the receiver. It worked fine until I moved it. Can you help. I have a question.
I have a stereo system like the above one in your instructions. Is there any way I can connect my iPhone to the speakers? I need to know if you can connect the DVD player to the tv. How could you do that? The stereo is working from being connected like showen above. I have a kenwood vr and I want to hook up three speakers two for left and right and one for the center but I have it all hooked up but no matter what mode i choose i can never get them to all three play at the same time only either the left and right alone.
Or the center alone. I recently aquired a new jbl studio series s and tried connecting it to my current home theater system. I then split the wires coming from the speaker and put half in the subwoofer port, and the other half in the front center port. Do you know what could be causeing this, and how I could potentially fix this? I have a Pioneer vsxk receiver my house came with speakers built in, 2 in the family room 2 in the upstairs master bedroom and two in the foyer, the back of the receiver has spots for front LR, center, and surround sound LR.
I can get the family room speakers to play but not the rest. The up stairs bedroom plays sometimes but ill cut off. Hi Nick, I have kenwood A7j and was wondering what is the function of Adapter input which has a ground connection, secondly what is the long term effect of using a 4ohms rated speaker instead of the recommended ohms. Your response will be highly appreciated. Is it ok to hook up a powered amp to a cd player that has volume control or is that bad? He wants it hooked up so he can listen to music in his hangar.
I have speaker wires with red, yellow, and white ends. I have an audio cable with yellow and white ends. Just confused. Please help, I know these are old systems. They worked great the last time we had them hooked up. Yeah, I know how dumb that was now. They have to have wires because there are no ports to plug red or yellow wires in to. Should I trash this whole system although it has great sentimental value to us? Thanks so much!
Is there any way you can take pictures of the back of the Panasonic receiver and the speaker cables, then upload them or send them to my email nick stereobarn. This would help me figure what type of speakers would work for you. Good Evening , have a small hard drive -power spec — with songs and artist name and song name. I can play it threw my TV and Laptop. I am so lost. I wanted to go vintage for my stereo system. My last system went off with out a bitch. Could play my record player and my mp3.
I have two cabinet technics speakers connected to a phisher amp and tuner. I bout these at a thrift store. I have it connected right. What am I doing wrong? Do they just not work? I have a question on setting up my stereo. I followed the Denon set-up instructions, but no sound comes out of the subwoofer or the Onkyo speakers.
Thanks a lot for this guide. I am ready to buy a second hand Denon DRW cassette deck to be able to re-enjoy my year old cassettes. I only use RCA cables. I am worried though that the cassette deck might not work. Is this a possibility? Hey Nick, I just got my old 80s Scott receiver down from the attic for te garage. Its two speakers both have 4 wires, black and red, black and red, which plugged into the back of the units 8 recepticles.
The receiver has only 4 places to hook them into. I tried hokking both left and right to left and right. No sound. What do you suggest? I am not so much interested in bluetooth or wireless.. I am located in austin texas and like to put my eyes on the prize before I buy. They are not a matched set. Or vice-versa. I think I need a preamp to get the speakers to work. Hello, there are two speakers label led A and B, but in the picture you have the wires for the speaker B upper and lower connected to the receiver.
There is no use of speaker A? I have a Speaker distribution system, an integrated stereo amplifier is that the receiver? Which of the first 3 component items do I have to hook up — just the amplifer? I have more limited space than I did previously. Hi so i have a problem with a stereo system my family has. Or Perhaps its the speaker wires that arent connected properly? The photo of the back of the receiver fixed what I had connected wrong! I now have music- thank you Nick!
Recently I bought a lvpin mini amp off ebay. Would it be possible to connect an i-pod or phone to the aux jack of the mini amp, connect it to my jvc tape deck and then record onto a tape. Would this be possible? How could I go about connecting the lvpin amplifier to the tape deck and manage to record on tape with my cassette deck.
I recently bought a vintage Marantz b tunner. The guy I bought it from says that thentumer would need an amp for the passive speakers to plays. Is there a way I could hook up the vintage Marantz b tuner to the powered speakers because those speakers do have an amp built into the speaker cabinet. I look forward to your response. How can I use the remote to control the turntable?
I have question. The only thing I have connected is a Pioneer CD player at this time. Since the KC has its own equalizer do I need to use the Bose equalizer? If I do where would I connect it. Thanks for any expertise yon can offer. I posted a question on connecting a bose equalizer up a couple of days ago. Where do I find if you received it?
Hi — we have a vintage stereo system equalizer, CD player, tape deck, turntable and receiver. I have no idea how to hook the pieces. Can you help? Hello, I find this page to be extremely helpful and I hope you will find it in your heart to address my problem individually. I have been given the opportunity to rebuild a system with the hope that I can purchase it once its up and running.
I have no wires or cables at this time so I think you can save me some time and money through my own trial and error. I have an old Sony speaker from my dad. The speakers have a split wire coming out of the back and I have no Idea what this is called or what I could connect this to to make this work with something else. Note: The speakers are from a Stereo system and the system in the middle is gone, So there is only the speaker.
There are 2 outdoor speakers that work very nicely with the radio mostly when showering. The A switch is for the bedroom speakers on top of the bedroom TV center. I was wondering if I could replace the A speakers with wireless ones and how? Do you know what kind I need and about how much.
I will have my contractoe and his son do the job. I already gave his son your site info. He is going to school for Electical Engineering and this is his area! Nick, I have an austic brother-in law that has to have music on 24 hours a day. He has a multi piece stereo system that a buddy disconnected to help him move. I tried to help but got no where. The system has a turntable, tuner, equalizer, cassette deck, amplifier, and a CD player. Any help you could give me as to how to hook these up would be greatly appreciated.
I had to but him a mini boom box in the interim…and he is not happy! I have a small surround sound set of speakers and there standing speakers. Our living room is big and very tall ceilings so we like it kinda loud. Also I have a sub woofer with three speakers I asume. Please help me. Sincerely waiting to rock on. Hi Nick, Here is my question to to you I want to connect some mini deck speakers to a stereo receiver to play records.
The speaker cables consist of one wire with a RCA type plug low frequency and one bare end wire for high frequency. My receiver has the phono preamp. It has tape record and play jacks. Do I put 1 left low frequency cable into tape play jack left and the high frequency bare wire into the left screw lug and tighten.
Same for the right side. Do I have this right? This is option one. Will I be successful? Thanks Ron. Hi Nick, My stackable stereo was originally set up by a professional to play from wired speakers throughout the house. Please, can you explain how to set this up? Ok so im trying to hook up an old sharp cd player to my tv. Was wondering if it could play the sound thru my cd player from my tv as a home surround sound system but not sure what I will need if it will. It has only and audio out put and a phono jack Not sure what it is used for like headphones …please help.
We had a 5-disc changer on it before and it worked fine. Please can you tell me what the optical terminal is for on my CD player? And where would it do to. Many thanks indeed, like from everyone of your other readers above have expressed, for a most illuminating article on the subject. My TV is also connected to my stereo system so that I am able to n play TV programs through my Speakers when I want to and obviously get much clearer sound.
Help, my husband wants to use his old speakers that connect with three prongs yellow, white and red. Does he need to scrap the speakers they are hooked up to the TV and sound great! I have seen these new, portable digital audio players — DAP — that have a 3.
Is the voltage output high enough to act as a source to the receiver? Awesome job Nick. Thanks in advance. This was awesome. I have beautiful marble speakers, a tub amp, a cd player, and a Denon stereo amplifier mulit zone unit. I am thinking that the Denon was part of my in wall unit and I wont need it for this set up. Is that correct?? When I add a turntable, will I need to add a pre-amp?
Thank you! I have an old Marantz amplifier model number MA We also have a Marantz turntable and Marantz cassette deck. We have a Technics cd player. We have JBL speakers. It all worked really well until about a year ago, when the amplifier stopped working. In your opinion is it worth trying to get an old amplifier repaired or should we just buy a new one. The amplifier is about 30 years old. If you think we should buy a new one, can you recomment one. I have a Yamaha RX Tuner and on the back it has a selector switch.
How do I hook the hdmi cables? And how should I connect the for best sound? I bought it for playing HDCDs on a carousel. Nick, this was one of the most comprehensible posts on getting my old stereo system reconfigured which includes a Harmon Kardon tape deck, Denon receiver and Teac CD player along with a new turntable that I received as a gift. The turntable will be on an adjacent wall unit as it needs the extra room for opening the lid. Do you agree with my decision?
The speakers will be placed on top of each of the units. Thanks for giving such great advice to everyone!!! Hello Nick! How to connect a technics sa-g67 av receiver to a Sony s. Lovely to see so many people getting their tech woes fixed on this thread.
|Precious metals investing 2013 nba||When I initially hooked up one new speaker and compared it to the original, the sound did not seem as clear. Connecting a turntable to a DCC model railroad is easy. Note that the shaded cable connections are made from the protected network side connections of the LNRP units to the components that are on the "protected" or high reliability part of the System. A: Not in the way that you intend. Hello again. This will have a headphone jack on one end to plug into your phone and on the other side, it will have the standard red-and-white audio plugs that go into the stereo. I'm trying to reconnect the bus feeders to the rails, which all worked properly before the split.|
|Usps priority mail box 4 rate forex||Hi nick I have a technics av stereo control receiver SA-Ex Most regular DC train control packs do not have enough power to supply the full power potential of the a 5 or 8 amp booster, since they were designed to only run 1 locomotive in a blocked system. Toggling OpSw27 to "c" takes this control away from the individual throttles and gives it to a controlling computer. The actual track voltage supplied by the DB can be adjusted. But will side A still play? How will you run the cables in between everything? DC Control For DC operation, Atlas specified three Atlas Controllers for the reverse loops and the turntabletwo Atlas Selectors to control eight track segments and ten controllers for the railroad's turnouts.|
|Forex sd/usb car power and read hard wire diagram addition for car audio||The diagram below shows you how to do this. Begin with your DS64 powered up. Hi Nick, My stackable stereo was originally set up by a professional to play from wired speakers throughout the house. How to connect a technics sa-g67 av receiver to a Sony s. Can all of these be connected to the same 12 volt power supply? No, the DS64 does not have internal contacts to provide power to the frogs.|
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