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2 sets of interconnects and only 1 input

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by tullamore, May 27, 2003.

  1. tullamore

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    Firstly..thanks Uncle E!

    OK...bear with me on this. I have a Pioneer 656 DVD player and a Pure Videologic system. I run DVD/CD thru coaxial (just bought an Eichmann co-ax off Uncle E so looking forward to setting it up fresh) and cable (Telewest) thru analogue leads (IXOS Gamma Encore). Rather than continually having to plug and unplug from the 656 I also have a set of Gamma's for SACD & DVD-A. Of course if I want to switch I have to keep unplugging which doesn't help the system or my patience. So I know you can get splitters/adaptors (I have an ugly one from Maplins) but here are the questions:

    1. Does the splitter degrade the cable quality.
    2. I want to run the CD analogue through a Cable Talk Monitor 3 interconnect. If I run it through the splitter obviously the splitter will be connected via another cable to the amp. Does this mean any benefit from the Cable Talk is rendered redundant
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    3. Does anyone know of a quality splitter box whic can do the job, not degrade (if it does) and looks nice???

    TX Mike
     
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    1) The switch box will degrade the quality of the signal ... but with a decent switch, the degredation will be so negligable that it's unlikely to be noticable.

    2) I'd buy a length of matching cable to be the output of the switch box ... getting as short a length as possible.

    3) Try QED's range ... from most good HiFi shops
     

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