Hello,What would be a good, reasonably priced way to power 6 speakers in mono from the rca output of a television?
A six channel amplifier. Most shops that sell home theater/home automation gear will have a few to choose from.
You haven't provided sufficient information, however, to give a good answer. There are too many variables that you would need to make clear before I said buy this sort of product. Depending on your needs you might get by with a cheap receiver and a speaker switching box.
Go talk to someone at one of the home automation type shops.
Thank you for the reply. I do not know what details you need but here we go. The speakers would all be on at the same time brodacasting the same mono sound from the rca jacks on the tv. There are 6 HomeTech HT-503 speakers in the ceiling in a long room with a 12 foot ceiling that I need to send a mono signal to. The stats on the speakers are as follows:
Woofer: 5 1/4" gold aluminum cone with a rubber surroundTweeter: 1/2" cloth domeFrequency Response: 50Hz to 20kHz +/-3dBEfficiency: 89dB 1w 1mPower Handling: 5 watts min. to 60 watts max.No ohms were listed on the hometech site.
If you need any more info please just ask.
I'll still tell you to head to a shop that does home automation or possibly one that does sound distribution systems for commercial use. You might find you can get by with a simple amplifier and speaker switch box or you might want a multi-channel amplifier. You'll need to decide how to get the signal into mono or whether in your situation that's even important. You might be happy with a PA amplifier from Radio Shack, Davis, Bogen or a few other companies if quality is not vitally important. If so, you connect the speakers in a parallel/serires arrangement and let it go at that. The final selection can be either a few hundred dollars or a few thousand.