Digital audio selector advice

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by seth_petry_john, Nov 3, 2003.

  1. seth_petry_john

    Oct 12, 2003
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    Can anyone recommend a good digitial audio selector? You know the story: I have more sources with digitial audio out than I have inputs on my receiver. My receiver has one Toslink and one coax connection for digital audio. My DVD player uses the coax, and everything else that I want to hook up uses Toslink so I only NEED an optical audio switch.

    I want something that I can integrate with the macros on my home theater remote so I need discrete remote codes for each input.

    I'm worried about signal quality: do selectors like this affect the audio qualify in any perceptible way?

    I've done some research and found some unit that do what I want. Does anyone have any experience with these models? Any advice?

    Inday DA4X-R - $119

    Radio Shack 15-1987 - $99.99

    Audio Authority AA1177 - $119.99

    Cables to Go 3/1 Switch - $79.99

    As much as I'd like something like the Zektor component video/audio switch, that's a little out of my budget at this time.

    Thanks in advance,
  2. Rachael B

    Rachael B Producer

    Jun 5, 2000
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    Knocksville, TN
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    Rachael Bellomy
    Seth, I've had an Audio Authority switcher for about 4 years problem-free. About the same time, I also got an MSB Digital Director. It turned out to be a bust. After about a year, it started having random dropouts. It's been on the shelf gathering dust and the little plastic AA switcher plugs on. The AA swicher with it's auto-selection (over-rideable) would function simply and well with your macro commands since the turning on of a connected source will turn on the unit and effect a switch. This without a command directly to the switcher itself. Best wishes!
  3. peter m. wilson

    peter m. wilson Stunt Coordinator

    Oct 25, 2002
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    Get the cheapest one that can be returned if you don't likeit.

    These things are pretty simple and either work or they don't.

    Peter m.

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