Hello. This is my first time posting so I hope I'm doing it right
I just built my first ruby amp and it has a speaker directly soldered on. I was trying to add another jack so I can bypass the speaker and connect it to a larger speaker (or headphones, using a plug) if need be. I took a look around the forums and landed in this thread. Let me just say that I know fairly little about electronics (i.e. nothing). I work via simplified diagrams and pictures
So I was just wandering if someone could explain something to me. If on the diagram the input is on the far right and the output and headphone jacks are on the far left, what is the component in the middle (next to the battery) suppose to be?
And do I really need to connect all the ground wires to one another or can I just solder the ground from the headphone jack directly to the circuit board? The same question goes for the output cable. And will this bypass the speaker when the headphones are plugged in?
Thanx in advance