Hooking up two sources to a single 5.1 input?

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  1. Chris Clarno

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    I recently added a Sony DVP-NC650V (SACD player) to my HT equipment list. Initially I had planned to hold of and get a DVD-A/SACD combo such as the new units from Pioneer Elite. But I got this baby for a mere $90 (original retail was $399) so I had to jump on it. My main DVD player is the JVC XV-SA75GD DVD Audio/Video Player which works great as a movie unit (progressive scan) and does an admirable job on multi-channel DVD-Audio discs. My question has to do with hooking up both units simultainiously to a single 6-Ch input on my Onkyo 828 (older model but still a great unit). If I run 6 two way RCA splitters from the input on the decoder side and then run the appropriate connections from the respective players, can I then run the units normally? Of course only one player would be powered on at any given time. Are there any problems that you can see with the above scenario? If so, is there such thing as a 6 ch switcher?

    Thanks in advance for your help!
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    Christian
     
  2. John-Miles

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    I have heard this does not work well at all.

    get rat shack splitters

    do a search on this as it has been ebaten to death many times.

    but word is the rat shack switch boxes are the best way to go
     
  3. Craig Luekenga

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    I use 3 Niles PS-1 A/B switchers. Build quality is
    very good with metal case and totally isolated
    input,output traces on a quality fiberglass board.
    This should keep crosstalk and channel separation
    high for the best sound. The only problem you
    might run into with these is the rca jacks are
    recessed into the back, and you might have a problem
    getting cables with really big rca's connected.
    I'm using Kimber PBJ's with no problem, but I tried
    some Tara's with locking rca's and they fit. I highly
    recommend these, I was impressed with the quality when
    I took a peek inside of one. They do cost around $50.00
    or a little more depending on the dealer, but IMO I
    think they're worth it
     
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