Combining two audio sources?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by PhazonUK, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. PhazonUK macrumors 6502

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    Wasn't sure where else to ask this.

    So, I have an xbox 360 and will be buying an Airport Express soon for AirTunes/AirPlay and I want to be able to have my surround sound output from both sources at the same time. That way I can play my xbox and/or listen to music without changing sources. My surround sound does have 2 RCA inputs but it would be so much easier to not have to swap input (and I can listen to music and play xbox at the same time).

    So what do I need to buy in order to have both sources being used at the same time? Tried a Y splitter to combine the source but it just cuts on out, then later found out that it can cause problems anyway.
     
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Sounds like you could use a small (a 4x2) mixer. Don't go cheap as cheap mixers have some self-noise. Maybe a Mackie "402" or soething like that. Thes will take four line level channels down to two. Cost is about $100 plus cables
     
  3. mpdonlanjr macrumors newbie

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    or you can get a program called playback and it allows you to stream media wirelessy from you macbook to your xbox 360 as if it were a windows based computer

    i use with with movies and it works perfectly
     

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