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    3 to 1 optical audio switch

    Im looking for some sort of switch box that will take 3 spdif / tos link inputs from different sources, let me switch between the 3 of them, so i can ouput into my surround amp.

    Does such a thing exist?

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    Most of the digital audio switchers I have seen are part of the video switch.

    I know you want at least 3 inputs but Gefen make a 2:1, generally a good brand.

    Gefen, LLC - GefenTV Digital Audio Switcher

    After a google search I found this:

    SPDIF 4x1 Digital Audio Switcher

    but I don't know enough about this company to say if its good or not?

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    They do indeed, I use this one at home (bought from this supplier on eBay): 3 Way Optical TOS Link Cable Splitter Digital Audio DVD on eBay (end time 06-Dec-10 21:15:22 GMT)

    But be warned, you must use thick cabling, otherwise the signal will be too weak by the time it reaches the amp. I use these (from the same eBay Supplier): 1.5m HQ Optical TOS Cable TOSLink Lead Digital Audio on eBay (end time 09-Dec-10 14:01:10 GMT)

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    WOW!! Gold plated pin, that'll work SO much better... Someone shoot me please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    WOW!! Gold plated pin, that'll work SO much better... Someone shoot me please?
    LOL yes I know, that is dumb, but the cables are cheap and it's the thickness of the fibre optic cable that is important here

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    Thanks.. Ive used kenable a lot back in the UK.. Managed to find a local seller of the switch LosOjos suggested, the other one looks great and it would be handy to have a remote, but was a bit too expensive.

    Hopfully my existing cables will be OK, will let you know how it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    d it's the thickness of the fibre optic cable that is important here
    Have you got a reference for that? I always thought that the thinner stuff carried more data. The table here tends to support that idea, with the POF being what is used in HiFi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    Have you got a reference for that? I always thought that the thinner stuff carried more data. The table here tends to support that idea, with the POF being what is used in HiFi.
    I can't cite you a reference no, but I have used thinner cables, they didn't work, the thicker cables did, so go figure...

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