Switching Audio Output on i

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by thetussinmonstr, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

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    Alright here's the deal-- I have a y-cable running from the headphone jack on my iMac, to my audio receiver. Half of the time, I like having the sound from my computer running to my audio system so I can listen to my music real loud. But, the other half of the time I don't want the sound running through my system and rocking my room. Right now, I just pop the audio cable in and out of the headphone jack when I want to change where the sound goes, but is there a way I can leave the cable plugged in at all times and just switch the output source from my comp? I've been searching and so far it doesn't seem like I can. If you can help i'll be really really psyched.
     
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    Yes. Buy a small mixer.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    haven't looked hard, but never found one for under $40 before.. feel free to post up some suggestions as i search.
     
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    Who wrote anything about a $40 limit? You asked what you needed, I provided the answer. In fact, I recommend a firewire interface of some sort, like the Alesis multimix. It ain't gonna be forty bucks, though.

    http://www.alesis.com/multimix8firewire
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    Well for what I need to do the most efficient way to go is something like this:
    http://iwin2win.stores.yahoo.net/usbstauadro.html


    BUT.. I've also been looking for a USB hub and Card Reader. I was leaning toward this:
    http://www.jr.com/iogear/pe/IOR_GUH284R/
    then realized that if I could find a USB hub/Card Reader with an audio pass through I could resolve both issues.. I don't remember ever seeing one though..
     
  6. thread starter macrumors member

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    Post up if ya know where to find one
     

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