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This might sound odd, buy here it goes:


I have a Samsung 52" LCD that looks absolutely wonderful. We are very pleased! However, the internal speakers certainly lack in the oomph department. I do have it set up to run through my receiver, however, I really don't need that much sound for just watching regular programming... Plus running all that power, heating up the receiver itself, turning on all the equipment for just a little more bottom and sound is not worth it to me. Additionally, I have two little ones that go to bed at 8. I do however turn on the receiver with speakers for music and movies, but again not for standard TV watching.


I know I also have the option of headphones, but they can get uncomfortable after a while and incase the little guys are crying I would like to hear 'em.


So here's my question, as ridicules as it sounds: Can I set up a Y cable where the center speaker can be used either direct to the TV as well as to the receiver, depending on which application I'm using? In other words, if I turn on the TV, I can use the center speaker as an added layer of sound in addition to the TV, without having to power-up the amp. I'm sure the signal may need to by amplified, so I can use a small amp to bring it to line level.


IS this crazy?


Thank you!
 

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You wouldn't want to have any 2 amps hooked to the same speaker without some sort of switcher in between. So it is possible, but I wouldn't want my CC being driven by a TV's internal 10 or so wpc amp.


Some options are using your AVR's "night mode", investing in a so-called table radio with auxiallary inputs, or if your TV happens to have speaker outputs you could find a pair of effiecient book shelf speakers or some from an old boombox w/ detachable speakers.
 
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