What is the best way to connect 2 cd players to one input on a receiver?

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  1. Derek B

    Derek B Stunt Coordinator

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    I want to connect two receivers to the same input port on my receiver. What is the best way to do this? Pro's and Con's?
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  2. KeithH

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    Derek, you said:
     
  3. Jonathan Tuck

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    You didn't say if your using analog or digital connections. I have the same type of setup using optical digital cables and solved it with an optical splitter I found at Radio Shack for about 10$ -- can either go from 1 signal and split 2 ways or the reverse and have 2 signals input and 1 output -- just make sure you only have 1 on at a time....
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  4. KeithH

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    Jonathan, good point. I assumed analog inputs were the subject here since I hear that as an issue for people somewhat frequently. Do you know if Radio Shack sells splitters for coaxial digital inputs? I don't need one, but I'm curious.
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  5. brian stiles

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    unless i am way off here! ...why not just use the cd input and a ld,phono,tape,aux,vcr etc. inputs??? if its analog it shouldnt matter??
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  6. Jonathan Tuck

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    Since coax digital takes an rca type cable, any normal rca splitter should do...
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    Jonathan, I guess that makes sense, but I wasn't sure. Unless it's hype, we are told to use special coaxial digital cables rather than RCA cables, and since receivers and pre-amps have specific coaxial digital inputs, I thought one might need a special splitter. In the end, it is just a connector.
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  8. Ted Lee

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    brian - you're almost right. if he follows your recommendation, he can use any of the other inputs except phono...which is a low-level input.
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