DVD-A and SACD listeners, a question please...

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  1. David Tolsky

    David Tolsky Supporting Actor

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    If you have two seperate players to enjoy both formats, what do you do if you want multi-channel playback and your integrated amp has only one set of analog 5.1 inputs? Does someone make an A-B switchbox and if so, what's the expense?
    Thanks!
     
  2. KeithH

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    David, Radio Shack makes a switch box for $15, and you need two of them to switch between two 5.1-channel sources. The part number is 15-1952, and you should be able to get them at your local Radio Shack store or through radioshack.com. I use these switch boxes to switch between my multi-channel DVD-Audio and SACD players, and they work great. Do a search on the Audio/Video Sources board for "15-1952" for more on how these switch boxes are used.
     
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    Thanks a bunch Keith, can I find these by walking into any Radio Shack store?
     
  4. KeithH

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    David, no problem. You should be able to find these switch boxes at your local Radio Shack. I found them with no problem, and the web site says they are available in stores.
     
  5. David Tolsky

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    Hey Keith, just read your profile. I'll be in Chicago to see the Bears play the Bucs at U of I on December 29th. I'm originally from Chicago and a huge Bears fan (although I shouldn't brag about that now [​IMG] ) It will be the first time I set foot at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, IL. Looking forward to it.
    Well, I got the two switchers, now I just have to figure out how to hook them up. I know that I have one set of analog inputs from the amp and I have only 3 outputs in each switcher. There must be some correct cable matching to have to do here...Keith, I PM'd you.
     
  6. KeithH

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    David, I hope you enjoy your trip to Champaign. It's a good college town. I liked it there. Unfortunately, I haven't been back since I finished up there in '97. I did my undergrad. work at Penn State, as did my fiancee, and she and I have already discussed going out to Champaign for the next Penn State-Illinois football in 2004.

    Hooking up the switch boxes is relatively straightforward. I know it is explained in various posts on the Audio/Video Sources board. Regardless, I'll look for your Private Message.
     
  7. Scott Merryfield

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    David, my local Radio Shack had about a dozen of the 15-1952 a/v switch boxes in stock, so it appears that the stores are well-stocked in this product. They sell for less than $13 each in the stores. I am using a pair of these for switching the 5.1 analog inputs between my DVD-A and SACD players, and they work great for a low cost solution. I am hoping that Outlaw Audio will someday make a two-input version of their ICBM bass management unit, but until then I plan on using the RS a/v switchers.
     
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    Scott, I thought Outlaw would have made a dual-input version of the ICBM by now. However, with the growing number of universal players, perhaps they won't. I'd like to see one.
     

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