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    I want to hook up my pc to an amp also but I also want to run my amp to my stereo head unit. Is this possible? Is their a splitter that will allow more than one input from rca's into an amp?
    EPIA 800, DWW-7VGA LCD w/Touchscreen, 256mb ram, dvd rom, ati radeon 7000 video card, 80 gb 3.5" hard drive.

  • #2
    yes... you can use a y-adapter to feed 2 signals into one amp. but you have to make sure you turn off one signal when you turn the other on.

    or there are A/V switch boxes that you can use to select what input feeds into the amp. just dont hook up the video cables, and you can use it for audio only. they sell these at radio shack and almost every electronics store.

    dont know if these are feasible options, but the options are out there. i wonder how good either will work...

    ~Mike
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    • #3
      Thanks,

      I think thats the way I am gonna go. It seems like the easiest way and I think the sound quality will be good.
      I'll post the results when I get everything together.
      EPIA 800, DWW-7VGA LCD w/Touchscreen, 256mb ram, dvd rom, ati radeon 7000 video card, 80 gb 3.5" hard drive.

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      • #4
        Yup thats what I did. When you buy your Y-Splitter (two female, one male) make sure its not 2 MONO to 1 stereo. I tried to save money and went for the cheaper one, turned out that it was for 2 mono input. Had to buy a new set. Went with Monster Cable Y-Splitters. Sounds great, but can only have one signal at a time. Well I can have 2 signal, but the radio is usually distorted (lots of bass and no treble)

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        • #5
          use the switch method
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          • #6
            yes... the switch box is probably the better way to go.

            these units are designed to be used in a multi source / single output setup. although they contain provisions for video, they can be used equally as effectively for audio only.

            plus you wont have to worry about shutting off the signal from one to listen to the signal from the other, the switch box completely isolates the signal you want to hear.

            ~Mike
            Single Member of the "1000 Post and No MP3 Car" Club
            PROJECT ON INDEFINATE HOLD... BOUGHT A HOUSE
            2000 Cavalier Z24 [###-------] Only 30% Done ... Still

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            • #7
              They make them for audio only as well
              [H]4 Life
              My next generation Front End is right on schedule.
              It will be done sometime in the next generation.
              I'm a lesbian too.
              I am for hire!

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              • #8
                A switchbox, or a ... mixer board...not as cheap as switchbox, but you could preset the volume and both devices would always be available...however not inexpensive.
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