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Posted: 1/3/2006 9:48:24 AM EDT
I have one set of surround sound speakers and two PCs I want to be able to run the speakers (not at the same time). Can anybody recommend a low-cost switch that will let me switch the speaker input between the PCs?
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 9:52:10 AM EDT
The only thing I could find off newegg were multimedia KVM switches:

www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?Submit=GO&Range=1&bop=and&description=speaker+switch&InnerCata=143
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 9:55:36 AM EDT
Do you want to switch all the channels of the surround sound? How are you currently connecting from the computer to the speakers?
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 9:57:11 AM EDT
Make one. Seriously, I've made a/b switches for $10 bucks and a few minutes of my time telling the guy at Radio Shack to leave me alone.
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 9:57:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mmx1:
The only thing I could find off newegg were multimedia KVM switches:

www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?Submit=GO&Range=1&bop=and&description=speaker+switch&InnerCata=143



Thanks, but I don't need a full-blown KVM switch.
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 9:58:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:
Make one. Seriously, I've made a/b switches for $10 bucks and a few minutes of my time telling the guy at Radio Shack to leave me alone.



Yeah, that's what I'm thinking of doing. Do I just need to run two wires from each jack?
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 9:59:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
Do you want to switch all the channels of the surround sound? How are you currently connecting from the computer to the speakers?



Just using the simple "speaker" jack on my sound card.
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 10:02:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:
Make one. Seriously, I've made a/b switches for $10 bucks and a few minutes of my time telling the guy at Radio Shack to leave me alone.



No you havent.
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 10:08:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Specop_007:

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:
Make one. Seriously, I've made a/b switches for $10 bucks and a few minutes of my time telling the guy at Radio Shack to leave me alone.



No you havent.



WTF?
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 10:10:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By kill-9:

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:
Make one. Seriously, I've made a/b switches for $10 bucks and a few minutes of my time telling the guy at Radio Shack to leave me alone.



Yeah, that's what I'm thinking of doing. Do I just need to run two wires from each jack?



Just google something like "guitar a/b switch schematic". That's what I did. You just end up using 1/8" jacks instead of 1/4" inch jacks. Nothin' to it.
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 10:12:16 AM EDT
$21 if you don't feel like doing your own soldering.

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Link Posted: 1/3/2006 10:15:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
$21 if you don't feel like doing your own soldering.

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Thanks. This is the one I came up with when I Google'd for it, but I figured there would be cheaper ones out there. I'll probably run by Radio Shack tonight. If they don't have one I can buy, I'll just pick up the materials and make one myself.
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