Optical splitters. What signal does the receiver choose?

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  1. Derek B

    Derek B Stunt Coordinator

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    If I use an optical splitter in order to attach two digital audio devices to a single optical input on my receiver, how does the receiver determine which audio signal will be output if both audio devices are feeding sound at the same time?

    Does it depend on the IC used in the receiver?
     
  2. Bill_Weinreich

    Bill_Weinreich Second Unit

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    Derek,
    If both imputs are operating simultaneously, the receiver will not be able to differentiate between them. What kind of sounds (if any) would be hard to say. If you will be having multiple inputs, try something like this switcher at Parts Express.
    Bill
     
  3. Derek B

    Derek B Stunt Coordinator

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    I have hooked it up this way and it seems to choose one of the two signals and sticks with that one. I have to turn both units off then select the one I want because it needs a reset. If I have both on and the receiver chooses one of the signals and then I turn off the one it chose, I will not hear the other unit that is left on. I have to turn them both off and then on again to hear a signal.
     

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