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How to connect single set of speakers to 2 audio sources

Hi friends

As I mentioned in Equipment section, I owned Odessey 5.1 Home theater system and a Creative SB Live 5.1 soundcard.

I have two computer systems

one is Lenove desktop, Pentium-D processor,1 GB RAM, 80 GB HDD,SB live Audio card running Windows XP SP3

another is assembled machine - Core-i 3 processor, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, integrated Realtek ALC887 HD Audio 7.1 channel running on windows 7 pro

I want to use ( connect ) my speaker pair with both the system, off course alternatively, don't want to play both at same time.But I don't want to plug audio jacks every time when I want to

change my sound source.

I learn from the net that I need Audio switch OR Audio Mixer.

I really need it ? any alternative ?

If I realy need it, please suggest some chip solutions. I am not a professional but home user.

I hope and appreciate help/reply from the experts of our forum.
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Re: How to connect single set of speakers to 2 audio sources

What speaker system do you have? What connectors do you use to connect it to the two systems?

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Re: How to connect single set of speakers to 2 audio sources


We need to see links for your speaker system and sound cards in order to know what kind of connections we’re dealing with.

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Re: How to connect single set of speakers to 2 audio sources

Something like this perhaps

http://www.mcmelectronics.com/produc...L-ONE-/50-8385


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I doubt it. This is a stereo only switch.

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I doubt it. This is a stereo only switch.
My mistake, I thought that is what Vimal was looking for.


Vimal, what is your current connection method to your speaker system? RCA, SPDIF, TOS, HDMI?


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