I am sure that it must have happened a lot of times with you that you are sitting there watching your favorite movie or playing your favorite game, but the speakers are so much out of sync that you are not able to concentrate properly.
By out of sync, we mean that the output connector of the speakers are not receiving signals at equal polarity due to which one is either giving out audio faster or slower than the other. To solve this issue, you need to hook up your system with a split RCA for all of your amplifiers and that precisely what you will learn in this article.
But before we start learning the process, you need to know a bit about the basic; what is an amplifier? how it works? What is an RCA and how it works? Etc. So, let’s get on with it
The RCA connector, which is also known as a Phono Connector or a Phono is a type of electrical connecting cable commonly used to carry audio and video signals. The name RCA derives from the company Radio Corporation of America in the 1930s.
RCA cables are mainly used to connect devices like VCRs and DVD players to TV screens or CD players to stereo receivers, projectors, and speakers. RCA audio cables usually come in pairs with two connectors on each end, a red one for the right stereo and a white or black connector for the left stereo. They maintain the audio/video quality of the device.
An amplifier is a kind of circuit that can convert the low voltage signal of the source device into high voltage power which can be used with a pair of speakers. An Amplifier can either be an electrical circuit of a system or a device that is used to reproduce sound by increasing the supply.
What are Amplifiers used for?
Just like the name suggests, an amplifier is a device that we use to amplify the input signals given to speakers in order to get a better audio output. The major difference that a speaker with an amplifier over one without an amplifier is that the one with an amplifier will have more power, in the form of loudness, clarity and frequency as well as pitch.
How to know if your speaker is good enough to handle an Amplifier?
You can determine the quality and capability of your speaker by comparing the waveform of the output in the air of the pressure wave with the electronic signal of the sound recording that was sent as an input into the amplifier. The more the similarity of the wave form and the electric signal, the better equipped your speaker is of handling an amplifier or amplifiers.
A speaker is thought of being of excellent quality if there is no change comes in the detail of the frequency of the input.
An RCA splitter cable is a Y-shaped cable. RCA splitter is a cable that is used to send the input signal with equal polarity to both of the output connectors.
Many adapters require some signal modification but the RCA splitter does not. Even if you have one RCA jack, you can connect two amplifiers. RCA splitter cable can hook up two channels with an RCA jack. It is very easy to connect. We simply connect the RCA jack cables with the splitter and the It divided into two or three amplifiers.
How to Split RCA for Multiple Amplifiers?
RCA jack can be split simply. There are several methods for this like the daisy chain method or LOC (line output converter) but using a splitter is an easy way.
- First, you have to set up the device with RCA output.
- Unplug the male plugs (red & white) if they are plugged with the system.
- Now you have to plug the RCA splitters cable into the system from where you have unplugged the male plugs.
- After this, you’ll have two pairs of red and white cables which you can connect with two amplifiers.
- In this way, you can split the RCA signal and connect multiple amps with it. You can obtain 2-3 amps by splitting only one RCA jack.
Why Split RCA Jack?
We split RCA to jack so we can connect multiple amplifiers at a single time. By connecting multiple amplifiers, we split the RCA jack into two channels.
Sounds reproduced by increasing the number of amplifiers. This allows the listener to have a better listening experience and have more dimensions. It is used in discos, karaoke clubs, cars, etc.
RCA cables are simple and easy-to-use cables for high-quality audio and video transmission. They connect easily with the system. They are easily available. It is a user-friendly and affordable product of the late 90s.
Its vast field of appliances was a relief. They could be used with multiple devices and once you got the hang of how they should be set, you would have become capable of configuring it with any device. All the devices that were invented regarding entertainment made sure to be able to connect with RCA cables.
RCA cables were a widely used appliance. But as time passed, they went out of date. Optical fiber cables and coaxial cables were introduced. RCA cables used for stereo systems had many difficulties. Ground loops reduce the sound quality but they didn’t affect the video quality.
Sometimes the plugs got rusted and thus the quality was reduced. High-quality RCA cables do not indicate such conditions. The length of the wire also played an important role in quality.
RCA cables were later replaced by HDMI cables. HDMI has high-quality audio and video resolution. Its single wire serves the purpose while RDC cables were a bunch of different colored tangled cables which later create a mess. Durability, quality effective results are the factors due to which HDMI cables are preferred over the RCA cables.
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Now that you are well aware of how an amplifier works as well as how you can set up multiple amplifiers in addition to splitting up an RCA cable. You can set up your sound system for getting the perfect levels of audio output.