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Switching Between Multiple Amps

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Ok guys, I know we all face this problem: to many amps, not enough sources.

 

My current setup revolves around a single DAC with multiple amps and I am running into the first world problem of getting annoyed at having to un-plug and re-plug the RCA cables when switching to another amp.  Most of the AV switches I see online are for multiple sources going into one output: I need the REVERSE, single output to multiple sources.

 

I know about the Manley Skipjack but at ~$900 and being discontinued that is not an option.   I could always use ratshack style splitters, but I am concerned about signal quality degradation.

 

Anyone have any suggestions on a switch to accomplish this mundane task?  Or perhaps point me in the direction of an EXCELLENT splitter?


Edited by GloryUprising - 12/29/12 at 9:55pm
post #2 of 6

http://www.goldpt.com/sw4.html

 

Far as I'm aware, Arn's just using a high quality, four position Elma rotary switch. So it's not going to care if you use the output as an input (your source) and the inputs as outputs (your amps). Can't do this with a buffered switch box, but passives don't care.

 

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post #3 of 6
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Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

 

At $350, it's a more then I was looking to spend at this moment (but with all things headfi who knows what's gonna happen in 6 months).

 

I'd love to hear anyone else's suggestions.

 

TIA!

post #4 of 6
I've been using a Mapletree Audio Design LR 1 Line Router for this very purpose.

http://hollowstate.netfirms.com/otherproducts.htm

It's a simple passive controller that you can set up a few different ways -- I got two inputs and four outputs. It's a little limited when compared to a DIY alpha10 preamp with a delta 2 switcher (http://www.amb.org/audio/alpha10/) but it seems to work well.
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Originally Posted by V-Duh View Post

I've been using a Mapletree Audio Design LR 1 Line Router for this very purpose.
http://hollowstate.netfirms.com/otherproducts.htm
It's a simple passive controller that you can set up a few different ways -- I got two inputs and four outputs. It's a little limited when compared to a DIY alpha10 preamp with a delta 2 switcher (http://www.amb.org/audio/alpha10/) but it seems to work well.

I was looking at the mapletree one.

 

Any idea of the price?  And i suppose you order by emailing the website?

post #6 of 6
I think I saw $180. It took me a bit to find too. I'm at work using my phone but if I remember correctly you scroll up to the "tube-links" at the top of the page and the "prices tube" is near or at the far left.
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