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    Audio selector switch?

    Many years ago for my home stereo setup, I had a 4 in 1 out Audio switch from Radio Shack. Is there such a thing for the mobile world? I have my head unit in my RV but it only has 1 audio input. I need to select between my PC, XM Radio and a Ham radio. If a reasonably low cost head unit exists with 3 inputs, I would be interested in that too.

    Below is what my RV-PC setup now looks like. I still need to make a plate for the switches and LED's.


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    the same switch that radio shack sells would work.

    otherwise, there is mitches audio switcher, but this is more for multiple devices going into the carpc, not a hu(it is controlled through the usb port):
    http://store.mp3car.com/USB_Audio_Se..._p/aud-003.htm

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    Thanks for the reply soundman98! The current model that radio Shack sells also has video inputs and outputs. The one I had like 20 years ago was audio only.

    I did look at the USB one, but that would require me to have the PC on to switch. I am still looking, but may end up making one.

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    actually, i have used a switcher like that for audio only--the extra couple jacks just go un-used. in fact, i have also used a composite/left audio/right audio switcher in the place of a component red/green/blue video switcher and it also worked good..

    i broke out the parts express catalog and checked-- they don't have any audio-only switchers..

    i did find this:
    http://www.mcmelectronics.com/produc...LAID=405034178

    though at $150, the a/v switcher is a cheaper route(note, it requires 24vdc, so won't work in 12vdc electrical systems).

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    I found this one and may just spring for it as it looks like I could mount it in the opening next to the DVD drive:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/4-x1-out-Composi...item27bcd28389

    Parts Express was one of the first places I checked along with Radio Shack. I did not think of MCM or Mouser and Full Compass had ones more expensive than MCM...

    Thanks for your help!

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