My receiver only has one set of analog inputs for dvd-a?

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  1. Andre*C

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    What's a guy supposed to do if he wants to have dvd-audio and SACD? My receiver (b&k 305) only has one set of analog inputs. Is there any better solution than switching the wires every time?
     
  2. DanielSmi

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    you could connect a "y apdaptors" the inputs and connect both sets of cables to those. Or you could buy a dvd-a and sacd combo player I can only think of the the pioneer elite dv47a for about $800 online. they will be coming out with a new version of the 47a called the 47ai it will have firewire capability that's in about 3-4 months.

    Daniel Smith
     
  3. John Kotches

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    Y adapters cause funky things to happen to the impedance, with one output loading down the other across the Y-Adapter. Y-adapters are designed to split an output, not split an input.

    Getting two of the Radio Shack A-B Switchers @ $15 each is one potential solution. It isn't very pretty, and the connectors are very tightly spaced.

    Shawn Fogg manufactures a switcher unit which is a bit pricier than the RS piece, and substantially better physically. Do a search on this forum, or AVS and you will find links to the device. You can probably PM him for more information.

    Regards,
     

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