How to Hook Up Mono Block Amps

25-05-2017 MetalFork

monoblock amplifiers are single-channel amplifiers designed for loads of challenging speakers and are preferred in audiophile stereo systems for greater power and sound quality they offer. The piece can be either tube amplifiers or semiconductor amplifiers, and because you need two monoblock stereo system, they can be heavy, hot and difficult to implement in a small room. Connecting the amplifiers themselves require a good position in relation to the speakers and preamp.

Things you need


A pair RCA interconnects

Speaker cable



Place each piece on each side of amplifier preamp, about 1-2 feet from the preamp.

Connect RCA cable to the RCA preamp outputs inputs to each piece. Make sure you run the left output of the preamplifier to the monoblock power the left speaker and the right output of the preamplifier to the monoblock power the right speaker.

Connect the speakers to the speaker jacks on each piece. Check the power output taps input resistance against your speaker to make sure you connect the speaker to the right tap. Many monoblock have two output taps 8 ohms and 4 ohms. If the speaker is a 4 ohm load, it must connect to decision 4 ohms.

Tips & Warnings

If you have monoblock power amplifiers, you can often choose between fashion and ultralinear triode with the flick of a switch on the back of the amp. Ultralinear gives better bass response and plays harder, but triode has a silky midrange that many listeners prefer.