Switch for multi channel SACD & DVD-A....

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  1. rodneyH

    rodneyH Supporting Actor

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    I know that a few people here are using the Radio shack switch (and I brought this up in a thread in december, but I thought I would ask again to see if anything new has come out (CES), or how people like what they have). So.

    1. do you like the RS unit(s)?? (btw,what is the part #)

    2. Is anything else new out there (Yet)??

    3. Are there any alternatives. (except the sony unit)

    4. If you have the RS unit, do you hear any degradation in sound (In other words, if you are using good interconnects and hook it up to this, does it defeat the purpose of the good interconnects??)

    I will be switching and adding a few things this week and want to know whats up before I add this to my list of "things to do" while I have my whole system torn apart.

    Thanx
     
  2. rodneyH

    rodneyH Supporting Actor

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    ANYONE???
     
  3. Philip Hamm

    Philip Hamm Lead Actor

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    I used a couple of Radiko Shack A/V switches and they worked fine. I don't use that solution any more since I got new separates.
     
  4. Dzung Pham

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  5. rodneyH

    rodneyH Supporting Actor

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    any more advice??
     
  6. KeithH

    KeithH Lead Actor

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    Rodney, I use the Radio Shack switch boxes, and they work very well. For $30 for two of them, you can't go wrong. The part number is 15-1952. Good luck.
     
  7. Scott Merryfield

    Scott Merryfield Executive Producer

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    I wish that Outlaw would offer an upgraded version of their ICBM outboard bass management component to provide two multi-channel inputs with switching. It would be a great solution for both (1) bass management for DVD-Audio/SACD and (2) switching for people with separate DVD-Audio and SACD players.
     
  8. KeithH

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    Scott, I wouldn't be surprised if Outlaw were looking into a next-generation ICBM that would do exactly what you describe. It is disappointing that they missed the boat, so to speak, on the current ICBM, but hopefully, they will address the need for two sets of multi-channel inputs on a later model. One could always send an e-mail message to Outlaw customer service to see if they are at least open to or are already considering the idea. And no, I am not volunteering to compose such an e-mail message. [​IMG]
     
  9. rodneyH

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    thanx for your info keith, I knew you would come through
     
  10. KeithH

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    No problem, Rod. Always glad to help when I can.
     
  11. rodneyH

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    keith, it looks like they are not longer avail or have been discontinued (this is the message that I got at the web site), my guess is that they still make them but demand has gone way up (relatively) by consumers and retailers who want to demo both multichannel-SACD and DVD-a with the same pre/pro or receiver.
     
  12. Jah-Wren Ryel

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    As the guy who first suggested using radio-shack switches I've been keeping an eye out for a better option. One, more pricey option, which I have not tried yet, is to get a pair of "RCA Video Source Selectors" from www.mcmelectronics.com. I just got this month's catalog and they are on sale for $70 each ($5 off). They have a lot more inputs than the radio-shack switches, so in that department they are over-kill. But they can be controlled by your IR remote - you teach them the signal to initiate a switch - which is a lot nicer than having to get up and click the switches on the radio-shack boxes.
     
  13. KeithH

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    Rod,
    That's odd. It is a basic controller that was not designed for those of us crazy enough about audio to have both DVD-Audio and SACD players. [​IMG] Therefore, I would not expect Radio Shack to discontinue it, unless they are replacing it with something similar or better. Check some Radio Shack stores in their area. I got mine at a local store. Best of luck.
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  14. Philip Hamm

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    I think they redesign the plastic on the outside of these switches every couple years. I know they don't make mine any more.
     
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    Keith - the mcm boxes learn from your remote, so a learning remote is not required. As for it being a better option than the RS switches - Rodney was pretty clearly looking for alternatives to the RS switches that's why I mentioned them.
     
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    Isn't the Sony TA-P9000ES? suppose to do the two multichannel input thing?

    geo
     
  18. rodneyH

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    Guys, thanxs for your help. I am looking for the best bargin but also a decent product. In other words if someone made a very very nice switch with a remote for a couple hundred dollars and it looked like a normal piece of audio equipt made with a nice alumin box, I would get it, but since that other thing looks as bad or worse than the RS unit, I think it is a little overpriced (labor and not made in China have a lot to do with it, but is looks as bad as the RS unit, so I will prob just try and find the RS unit until a real one comes out Under $200 or so)
     
  19. KeithH

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    Geo, the TA-P9000ES is designed to be used with a digital pre-amp, not a receiver. At least that is what I have read.
     
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