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Windows 7: Speaker system question-Altec Lansing ADA995

18 Feb 2011   #1
imitationcoffee

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit
 
 
Speaker system question-Altec Lansing ADA995

I have a 5.1 speaker system connected to either my PC via the green/yellow/black leads or to my cable box via an RCA to 5.1 Logitech adapter to use the speakers. I understand that the adapter doesn't make the sound from the cable box true 5.1, that's fine. The issue is that to switch from the PC to cable box, I have to turn off the subwoofer and unplug/replug the leads. Is there a way to have two inputs on this computer without blowing the subwoofer, basically? It would be easier to have my computer and PC always connected. Thanks


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18 Feb 2011   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

What you need is an external switching box that will switch the speakers between your PC's sound output jacks and the cable box's jacks. I don't know if a switching box like that is made.

If it was just simple two channel stereo, there are switch boxes for that (Radio Shack has or used to have a box for that).
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19 Feb 2011   #3
imitationcoffee

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit
 
 

Right idea, but since there are 3 leads, I'd only get stereo use out of it, better off just switching between devices. Any other ideas? Wouldn't be surprised if not, probably have to get receiver and non-amplified speakers. Not in the cards for the time being, though.
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