- Aug 18, 2000
Are there any new devices out there to switch between SACD and DVD-A ? (I know about the radio shack boxes, but I was wondering if there's anything new out there).
The admin at the QUADRAPHONIC forum does not recommend using AV switches due to the fact that the video input was not meant for audio and therefore provide a low quality soundMy advise: Buy one, try it, and make your own call. The cost is so cheap you really have nothing to lose.
I have noticed no degradation whatsoever with the MCM switches previously noted. That said, I have also not done any sort of scientific A/B/X testing or any measurements between switched and unswitched. My ears are very happy with what they are hearing.
Then again, I am also an unwashed heathen who thinks that cable is cable, and any claims to the contrary are total and absolute BS So, knowing that, I am sure you will apply the appropriate filters to my views.
I too have read supposed "engineering" analyses of why a switch will degrade the sound, dealing with issues of channel isolation, crosstalk, bandwidth, etc. I take it all with a heavy dose of skepticism. I suspect that if you open up one of these boxes, you will probably find nothing but a PCB with a bunch of copper traces, attached to the actual switches and jacks. It may even be a total hard-wire job, but I should think that would be somewhat labor intensive to buld and sell for < $10.
IMHO, AFAIK, YMMV......