Line Input Switch

verbverb Posts: 8,228
edited December 2018 in 2 Channel Audio
Not much here on CP, but anyone using a switch to select multiple inputs to a amplifier? In my case, I've got the Bottlehead SEX integrated, which only has a single input. Any advice or experience is always appreciated!

For reference, I found this. 4 inputs, single output. Looks solid, with no sophisticated circuitry to muddle things up.
Luxman AS-4III
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  • BUT IT WILL MUDDLE UP THE SIGNAL!!!!

    Idk what i'm talking about. Looks cool and the simple circuitry I would figure is the most you could ask for in your situation.
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  • delkaldelkal Posts: 609
    edited December 2018
    How often do you change sources? I listen to CD's 95+% of the time and have no problem unplugging an RCA cable.
  • verbverb Posts: 8,228
    delkal wrote: »
    How often do you change sources? I listen to CD's 95+% of the time and have no problem unplugging an RCA cable.

    About 50/50 between the CD and the streamer. And maybe the cassette deck in the future!
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  • delkaldelkal Posts: 609
    verb wrote: »
    delkal wrote: »
    How often do you change sources? I listen to CD's 95+% of the time and have no problem unplugging an RCA cable.

    About 50/50 between the CD and the streamer. And maybe the cassette deck in the future!

    Then you should probably get a switch. It would take a long time but I wouldn't want to wear out the RCA connector.

    But a cassette player? You should edit your previous post so you don't incriminate yourself. Hooking up a cassette player to a Bottlehead Sex is illegal in most states and will instantly void your warranty. :D
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,492
    Maybe a Schiit SYS if you only need two inputs.

    schiit.com/products/sys
  • verbverb Posts: 8,228
    edited December 2018
    delkal wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    delkal wrote: »
    How often do you change sources? I listen to CD's 95+% of the time and have no problem unplugging an RCA cable.

    About 50/50 between the CD and the streamer. And maybe the cassette deck in the future!

    Then you should probably get a switch. It would take a long time but I wouldn't want to wear out the RCA connector.

    But a cassette player? You should edit your previous post so you don't incriminate yourself. Hooking up a cassette player to a Bottlehead Sex is illegal in most states and will instantly void your warranty. :D

    Au contraire my dear @delkal ! Have you not been keeping up? :smile::wink:
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,275
    verb wrote: »
    Not much here on CP, but anyone using a switch to select multiple inputs to a amplifier?

    Yes, but I use a pre-amp to switch sources.
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  • verbverb Posts: 8,228
    DaveHo wrote: »
    Maybe a Schiit SYS if you only need two inputs.

    schiit.com/products/sys

    Looks nice! Thanks Dave! Price is right too.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,602
    In a word, yes.

  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,492
    verb wrote: »
    DaveHo wrote: »
    Maybe a Schiit SYS if you only need two inputs.

    schiit.com/products/sys

    Looks nice! Thanks Dave! Price is right too.

    I use one in a secondary bedroom system in place of a powered pre. Seems pretty transparent to me. In your use case, with the volume control turned fully up & essentially out of the loop, I can't see it negatively impacting things.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,602
    edited December 2018
    My "passive preamp" (transformer volume control) also has a three position source selector in front of it -- but I also use a keen little "Azden" branded switch unit which also provides some dubbing facilities (for those of us old enough to remember dubbing -- sort of the analog ancestor of ripping ;) ). I had the opportunity to buy two of these units at a charity fleamarket in our erstwhile home town some years back. I only bought one. Shoulda bought both. :|

    24678440802_27114f1d77_h.jpg009 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    passive to the left, Azden switch box to the right. Sorry the photo's meh. ?Danged black faced components are hard for tyros to photograph.

    24500746450_22ef21fa9c_h.jpg010 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr


    ... or of course, there's always the nuclear option.

    24770045716_11ec7d3c13_h.jpg011 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    24770042506_c3d355ea2c_h.jpg014 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    one of these'd be really cool, but I've never seen one of these in the wild. :( This one was acquired by someone on AK a while back.

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  • verbverb Posts: 8,228
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    My "passive preamp" (transformer volume control) also has a three position source selector in front of it -- but I also use a keen little "Azden" branded switch unit which also provides some dubbing facilities (for those of us old enough to remember dubbing -- sort of the analog ancestor of ripping ;) ). I had the opportunity to buy two of these units at a charity fleamarket in our erstwhile home town some years back. I only bought one. Shoulda bought both. :|

    Gotta love the internet! For sale currently:
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,602
    That one has some active circuitry in it, too! :p
    My guess (?!?!?) is that the switching part is completely passive -- but it may in fact be a little mixer (mixerette)?
  • delkaldelkal Posts: 609
    edited December 2018
    A passive switchbox is easy to make and it only adds one extra RCA plug and a switch to the signal path. If you like to tinker there are numerous plans on the internet. And with quality components you can probably make something better.

    Here are some basic examples using a double pole rotary dial. Note all of the RCA plugs are grounded to the box. This design is simple but I would prefer to also switch the RCA ground too. This can potentially reduce noise or ground loops. If you use a 3 pole switch where you switch ground you will need insulated RCA plugs so they are not all grounded on the box (or a plastic box).

    flickriver.com/photos/wstryder/sets/72157626118016247/

    dreaminginbits.com/rca-switch-box/

    Rotary switches work fine but if you only wanted to build a box for two inputs I would go even simpler and just use a triple pole double throw switch.
  • verbverb Posts: 8,228
    delkal wrote: »
    A passive switchbox is easy to make and it only adds one extra RCA plug and a switch to the signal path. If you like to tinker there are numerous plans on the internet. And with quality components you can probably make something better.

    Here are some basic examples using a double pole rotary dial. Note all of the RCA plugs are grounded to the box. This design is simple but I would prefer to also switch the RCA ground too. This can potentially reduce noise or ground loops. If you use a 3 pole switch where you switch ground you will need insulated RCA plugs so they are not all grounded on the box (or a plastic box).

    flickriver.com/photos/wstryder/sets/72157626118016247/

    dreaminginbits.com/rca-switch-box/

    Rotary switches work fine but if you only wanted to build a box for two inputs I would go even simpler and just use a triple pole double throw switch.

    Very cool! Thanks! :smile:
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  • verbverb Posts: 8,228
    edited December 2018
    I found this interesting guy. Tisbury Audio. Made in England. 3 inputs, 2 outputs, all reconfigurable. Looks very well built!
    uakx4udb9aaq.png
    https://tisburyaudio.co.uk/mini-passive-preamplifier
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,602
    sure does.

    Might I, however, suggest -- with, of course, characteristic humility :| -- that, if you want to go the 'passive preamp' route, you give some consideration to a transformer or autoformer volume control as opposed to a resistive atenuator? :)
  • delkaldelkal Posts: 609
    edited December 2018
    verb wrote: »
    I found this interesting guy. Tisbury Audio. Made in England. 3 inputs, 2 outputs, all reconfigurable. Looks very well built!
    uakx4udb9aaq.png
    https://tisburyaudio.co.uk/mini-passive-preamplifier

    Looks nice....But you don't need passive volume control for your setup. Sure you can bypass it but you are paying for something you don't need.

    All you need is something like this. $38
    https://bhphotovideo.com/c/product/718845-REG/Sescom_SES_AUDIO_AB_SES_AUDIO_AB_RCA_Stereo_Audio.html
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    This switch looks heavy duty and from the style is probably old. There is a good chance it was made in the US. Unfortunately there is no description of who made it. But for $27 it looks better than the junk on amazon.

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    It is item SSS-1 STEREO AUDIO LINE LEVEL SWITCH-3 INPUTS TO 1 OUTPUT (REVERSIBLE)-USES RCA PLUGS
    https://electronicplus.com/content/ProductPage.asp?maincat=as&subcat=aau
  • verbverb Posts: 8,228
    Interesting Doc, as always.

    The volume control on this unit was really not intended for primary use, as the Bottlehead's volume control will be. As such, the passive's attenuator would generally be "turned all the way up" while in use. Would that mitigate the negatives associated with the resistive type attenuators?
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  • verbverb Posts: 8,228
    delkal wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    I found this interesting guy. Tisbury Audio. Made in England. 3 inputs, 2 outputs, all reconfigurable. Looks very well built!
    uakx4udb9aaq.png
    https://tisburyaudio.co.uk/mini-passive-preamplifier

    Looks nice....But you don't need passive volume control for your setup. Sure you can bypass it but you are paying for something you don't need.

    All you need is something like this. $38
    https://bhphotovideo.com/c/product/718845-REG/Sescom_SES_AUDIO_AB_SES_AUDIO_AB_RCA_Stereo_Audio.html
    86dlvnr9fabg.jpg



    This switch looks heavy duty and from the style is probably old. There is a good chance it was made in the US. Unfortunately there is no description of who made it. But for $27 it looks better than the junk on amazon.

    jjl8got7qotf.jpg


    It is item SSS-1 STEREO AUDIO LINE LEVEL SWITCH-3 INPUTS TO 1 OUTPUT (REVERSIBLE)-USES RCA PLUGS
    https://electronicplus.com/content/ProductPage.asp?maincat=as&subcat=aau

    That is a cool site! Lots of cool stuff in there! Thank you sir! :smile:
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,602
    verb wrote: »
    Interesting Doc, as always.

    The volume control on this unit was really not intended for primary use, as the Bottlehead's volume control will be. As such, the passive's attenuator would generally be "turned all the way up" while in use. Would that mitigate the negatives associated with the resistive type attenuators?

    I agree with the sentiment that if you don't want to go the 'passive preamp' route, that you should just avoid having an attenuator in the gizmo, full stop. :)

    Along those lines, there's - IMO - nothing wrong with the cheap passive switch boxes that used to be sold, e.g., by the defunct MCM Electronics. MCM still sort of lives on as part of Newark, but to actually find any of their legacy products on the "Newark Element14"* website is a Sisyphean task. :(

    https://www.newark.com/mcm/50-6175/switch-box-four-input-source/dp/39C0728?MER=bn_search_1TP_SearchNB_1

    39C0728-40.jpg

    ______________
    * Dafug is Element14 all about, anyway? I mean, element 14 is silicon, but it ain't a computer company, you know? :/

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  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,107
    DaveHo wrote: »
    Maybe a Schiit SYS if you only need two inputs.

    schiit.com/products/sys

    I am using one on my KEF ls50W to go between the Lumin D1 and Jolida d9 phono pre. If the volume is all the way up on the SYS, I cannot hear the difference between the Lumin strait to the kef, or going through the sys to the kef but, I do have decent cables on it.

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  • verbverb Posts: 8,228
    Interesting pieces by Yamaha and Pioneer.
    At the time I suppose when the number of popular input devices clearly exceeded the capability of controls amps at the time!
    Yamaha AVS700:
    pjrvw8d59e4d.png
    Pioneer AVS700 (funny that is has the same model number as the Pioneer):
    5q23950hgttg.png
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  • verbverb Posts: 8,228
    edited January 1
    So I went with the Tisbury passive pre. Got a great deal on a used minty piece. Gotta admit, the aesthetics match nicely. Playing right now!

    3 inputs, 2 outputs, and a volume attenuator.
    88ae5bh71bom.jpeg
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,602
    verb wrote: »
    Interesting pieces by Yamaha and Pioneer.
    At the time I suppose when the number of popular input devices clearly exceeded the capability of controls amps at the time!
    Yamaha AVS700:
    pjrvw8d59e4d.png
    Pioneer AVS700 (funny that is has the same model number as the Pioneer):
    5q23950hgttg.png

    oooh, I want one o' them Yamahas! :)
  • verbverb Posts: 8,228
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,602
    awww, man... that's cruel!

    ;)
  • verbverb Posts: 8,228
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    awww, man... that's cruel!

    ;)

    Muhahaha! Do it Mark! :smile:
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,602
    It does, sadly, have an owwie on the front panel -- otherwise it'd already be on its way here! :)

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  • verbverb Posts: 8,228
    Aw man. Good catch. There are others, but more expensive! :smile:
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    Spare Room: , Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's
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