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Simple audio mixer (Not DJ related)

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by -, Mar 16, 2010.

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    Im looking for a simple audio mixer that will take two composite audio inputs and mix them into one output.

    My current set-up is a bit complicated, but with the materials I have on hand, its the only way to achieve the desired effect. My PC, cable box, and PS3 are all connected to my TV. The audio is output to a Sony stereo, which has "Game Mixing", so I connect my Zune to the "Game" channel, and this way, I can play my music, whether I am on the computer or playing my PS3. I then output from the stereo to a receiver for 5.1 sound. The right audio channel on one of the inputs on the stereo is going bad. The stereo is cumbersome as is, and if there is a simpler way to mix my zune audio with everything else, problem solved.

    Id rather have composite, but if I have to, I can do auxillary. Id also prefer something in the sub-$50 range.
     
  2. Leo Kerr

    Leo Kerr Well-Known Member

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    Composite?

    That's not a term I generally associate with audio.

    Anyway, something you might want to look at is, for example, the Rolls MX42 mini stereo mixer. Amazon, B+H Photo and Video, and others have it; it's about $48 plus shipping (or not,) and is a passive mixer. 4 line-level stereo ins, one line-level stereo out, using RCA ports. Passive, so it's unpowered. The reviews at B+H are quite positive.

    Or look around; Radio Design Labs (RDL) and numerous other people make equipment that would do what you need at very reasonable price-points. (I'm going into detail about the Rolls above, just as it's the first to pop up.)

    Leo
     
  3. Guest

    Thanks for the reply.

    By composite I meant RCA, so I guess you suggested the right one.

    Ill check out RDL, but I really only need two input ports, do you know of anything even cheaper?

    Also, when I search for it, Ive tried countless different ways of wording my search query, but 99% of the results are for thousand dollar DJ equipment. What should I be searching for?
     
  4. Leo Kerr

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    I just used "stereo mixer" on Google.

    As an aside, the Radio Design Labs will probably not be cheaper!

    Leo
     
  5. Guest

    Found this: http://www.electotronics.com/americanrecorderpmix-1003sourcepersonalaudiomixer.aspx

    Dont know if youve heard anything about this one specifically. It seems to have some good reviews, and doesnt suffer from buzz at louder volumes like similar ones.

    Also I guess its a steal at $30.
     

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