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mattrixx

join:2004-02-18
Orland Park, IL

Splitting Analog Audio Signal

Is there a solution to retaining analog audio signal level when splitting a signal to two devices?
Do (RCA) audio cables have to be the same cable quality or gauge size to prevent level loss?
Is there a specific (non powered please) "splitter" to be used?



Camelot One
Premium,MVM
join:2001-11-21
Greenwood, IN
kudos:2

Short of a powered distribution unit, there is no way to split the signal without signal loss. But quality cables/shielding can reduce how much loss there is, in some cases to the point it is not noticeable.


mattrixx

join:2004-02-18
Orland Park, IL

Thanks for your reply

The low level audio problem exists when there are two simultaneous "split" connections.

Would a "switch" be a solution, where there is either an "A" or "B" audio cable connection?

»www.radioshack.com/product/index···le=en_US

Or wouldn't this device sufficiently isolate the low level audio issue?



Camelot One
Premium,MVM
join:2001-11-21
Greenwood, IN
kudos:2

Those devices are usually mechanical, meaning they disconnect one side or the other. That would prevent signal loss from the split, because there would no longer be a split.


mattrixx

join:2004-02-18
Orland Park, IL

Thanks again!



ArthurS
Watch Those Blinking Lights
Premium
join:2000-10-28
Hamilton, ON
reply to mattrixx

Unless the input/output impedances are out of whack, I'd say your signal level should not suffer any noticeable loss. What are these devices that you're hooking up?