Splitting Audio Cables

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  1. Jason-K

    Jason-K Auditioning

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    Does splitting audio cables hurt the sound?

    My cable box only has one audio out and I want to run two lines (one to the TV and another to TIVO), therefore I was thinking about just splitting the audio so I can run both. Will this work?
     
  2. Jerome Grate

    Jerome Grate Cinematographer

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    You can but will it will degrade the sound. Now for recording that could be an important factor. I was going to split the sound from the analog portion of my DVD player in to the vcr and into the receiver for those 2.0 movies to run Logic 7 and the sound was quite lower than the straight connection already going through Video 1 section of the receiver. The idea was to use the S-video picture on the receiver and select analog for sound with out changing the DVD bitstream to PCM to take advantage of Logic 7. But like I said, it didn't work as well as I thought. Now I believe there is a power booster like gadget that would boost the signal hence no signal loss, but as to clarity and fidelity, I don't know how well it works.
     
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