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3.5mm splitter question.

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by Eeknay, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. Eeknay

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    Hey there. Today I bought some Logitech 5.1 speakers (X-530, and although they plug into the subwoofer using RCA jacks, the front right speaker outputs everything via three 3.5mm stereo jacks... and on my TV, I only have one stereo jack. Now, I checked eBay for a possible adapter to buy, and although they have 3.5mm splitters with two jacks, I need one with three (two front speakers, two back speakers, and center channel). So do they exist? And if so, where I can I buy one from?

    Also I guess the other question is, would my 5.1 actually work this way? I've tested each individual speaker, and although they work as a single unit when plugged into the tv, when the sound is split three ways will I hear the effect?

    Many thanks in advance.
     
  2. Nick_UK

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    I think the advertising for these speakers is a little misleading - most people think of "Dolby Digital" when they see 5.1 (well, I do anyway), and these speakers only do Dolby surround. Given the low price, it would be silly to expect more, though.

    Have a look at Maplin Electronics for your 3.5mm adaptor. Since the speakers only need to be fed from a stereo source, I don't see why it shouldn't work. If you live near a large city, you should be able to find a Maplin store, and avoid the P & P charges.
     
  3. Eeknay

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    Thanks for the reply. To be honest, I'm not really clued up on the different aspects of Dolby Digital, THX etc... I don't really have an idea of the differences, pros/cons etc. The main reason I bought the speakers was to take advantage mainly of surround sound even in it's basic form with my DVDs.

    As for Maplin, I checked there and they only do splitters for two connectors, not three.
     
  4. harrison99

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    Why not buy two splitters and plug them together - bingo three sockets!
     

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