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Set up for audio for stereo system

I want to have 2 audio sources ( Swisscom radio from Swisscom TV sound outlet and iTunes from PC using airport connection ) connected to the external "in " ports of my stereo system. I bought 2 cinch connectors and connected both sources. But the sound from the Swisscom TV with everything connected seems to be cut in half. If I only connect the Swisscom Radio then it's normal volume. Is my set up wrong? See pics

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Old 29.09.2017, 17:39
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Re: Set up for audio for stereo system

You haven't explained how you are connecting it all but you're using an adaptor which converts a stereo signal to a mono signal and the plugging it in a stereo amp (as far as I can tell from the cable whose image you have shown.

No wonder there's a loss.

If you want help - show the connections at the sources and the stereo (in more detail).
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Old 29.09.2017, 17:46
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Re: Set up for audio for stereo system

Well on the side from Swisscom TV box its connected with a cinch adaptor to the audio outlet. see pics. And from the Apple airport with cinch cable to External of stereo system. If I only connect the Swisscom radio then it works fine.
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You haven't explained how you are connecting it all but you're using an adaptor which converts a stereo signal to a mono signal and the plugging it in a stereo amp (as far as I can tell from the cable whose image you have shown.

No wonder there's a loss.

If you want help - show the connections at the sources and the stereo (in more detail).

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Old 29.09.2017, 17:50
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Well on the side from Swisscom TV box its connected with a cinch adaptor to the audio outlet. see pics. And from the Apple airport with cinch cable to External of stereo system
That looks okay. It's the cable in your first post that's no good.

What is a cinch connector? I've never heard of that despite working in the audio field (apart from a manufacturer).
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Old 29.09.2017, 17:53
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Re: Set up for audio for stereo system

Its this cable from Digitec. I have two of them and each " male " end is connected to the Stereo System ( External ports )

https://www.digitec.ch/de/s1/product...terLogout=true


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That looks okay. It's the cable in your first post that's no good.

What is a cinch connector? I've never heard of that despite working in the audio field (apart from a manufacturer).
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Old 29.09.2017, 18:17
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Re: Set up for audio for stereo system

Heres the set up as intelligible as i could draw it

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Old 29.09.2017, 19:15
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Re: Set up for audio for stereo system

On your stereo, the red socket is right audio and the white is left audio.

You need to plug one of your sources into the left and the right (the white and the red).

A lead that would do this for you would look like this:



Only one source at a time though. You can't plug two in at the same time (that's why amps with multiple inputs have a selector knob on the front Aux1, Aux2 etc).

You probably won't damage your amp but you will get the effect you are experiencing.

If you want to do it without unplugging cables each time, you need some sort of RCA switch (or a new amp with multiple inputs).
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Old 29.09.2017, 19:19
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Re: Set up for audio for stereo system

Thanks. I thought I could have two sources connected at the same time. Naturally only 1 active at a time
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On your stereo, the red socket is right audio and the white is left audio.

You need to plug one of your sources into the left and the right (the white and the red).

A lead that would do this for you would look like this:



Only one source at a time though. You can't plug two in at the same time (that's why amps with multiple inputs have a selector knob on the front Aux1, Aux2 etc).

You probably won't damage your amp but you will get the effect you are experiencing.

If you want to do it without unplugging cables each time, you need some sort of RCA switch (or a new amp with multiple inputs).
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Old 29.09.2017, 19:21
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Thanks. I thought I could have two sources connected at the same time.
Not without a loss to the audio quality.

Also, you should use summing resistors if you want to do that.

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Re: Set up for audio for stereo system

What about this?

https://www.conrad.ch/de/2-port-cinc...hoCKRUQAvD_BwE
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Old 29.09.2017, 19:23
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Re: Set up for audio for stereo system

Yes, that is want you want for best quality in your case.

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Old 29.09.2017, 19:28
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What is a cinch connector?
It's what is known to Americans as an RCA plug/jack, i.e. the standard plug/connector for unbalanced audio signals (XLR for balanced).

Europeans have used the term cinch since when I first came here 35 years ago, and probably before.

For me, it was always an RCA plug/jack.

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Re: Set up for audio for stereo system

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It's what is known to Americans as an RCA plug/jack, i.e. the standard plug/connector for unbalanced audio signals (XLR for balanced).

Europeans have used the term cinch since when I first came here 35 years ago, and probably before.

For me, it was always an RCA plug/jack.

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For me it's always been phono. (The UK is in Europe).

XLR is always XLR though whatever side of the pond you're on.
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Re: Set up for audio for stereo system

You will be all happy to know that this works perfectly
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Yes, that is want you want for best quality in your case.

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