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    Splicing Audio Jack Wires

    Right now I have an audio jack that I plug either into my mp3 player or my laptop.

    Can I splice the wires into two audio jacks and have one plugged into the mp3 player and the other plugged into the laptop?

    Will I be able to play music from one jack while the other is plugged in?

    Will I be able to play music from both at the same time?

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    I wouldn't splice it, you can go to Radio Hack and get a y-cable. As far a having them both plugged in at the same time, it depends on the devices, some will work that way and some won't, that one is trial and error. I wouldn't play both at the same time though, may or may not cause bad things to happen.
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    You shouldn't play both at the same time, since the two will fight each other, potentially damaging them. You may want to consider a very basic mixer circuit http://www.hut.fi/Misc/Electronics/c...s/linesum.html.

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    SVTRanger - the link mushin gave says a y-adapter is not the way to go.

    Mushin - in the diagram, it's hard to see which end is ground, and which is v+ etc.

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    phita23 - In those diagrams, where it says (shields), those are the grounds.

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    Oh man, I still don't see it. Can someone sketch up a simple paint diagram?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phita23
    Oh man, I still don't see it. Can someone sketch up a simple paint diagram?
    Just put a 10k ohm resister in series with the L and R audio, then join the L and R channel from multiple sources. The grounds can all be connected. If you can't handle that, then you really should have someone build something for you.

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    Got it. I guess reading the description would have helped.

    Why do the resistors work/do the job?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phita23
    Got it. I guess reading the description would have helped.

    Why do the resistors work/do the job?


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