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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:25 am 
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Hi all,

So on most of my vintage gear I have 2 phono inputs and only one aux input. I wish it were vice versa (one phono and two auxiliary).

I have read a ton of information about converting one of those phono inputs into an auxiliary input, but I would actually prefer an external switching device rather than modifying my receivers.

Does anyone have any recommendations? There seems to be no shortage of cheap plastic junk, but I want something that looks nice, functions well and will last. In my head I envision a nice brushed aluminum enclosure with a nice, chunky vintage looking knob. Anyone seen anything like this anywhere?

I am also certainly not opposed to DIY, so if anyone has any recommendations on parts and where to get them I would really appreciate it.

Thanks!


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You can use Tuner or Tape inputs as Aux. inputs on your existing unit.


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Maybe this.

https://www.parts-express.com/harrison- ... r--266-244

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heres a few I found on a quick ebay search that could work

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Audiotex-Analog- ... SwmgJY7TUM

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/HOSA-AUDIO-SIGNA ... SwE0JY9Pfo

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Passive-4-1-IN-1 ... Swo4pYR3c7


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i have an old JVC JX-S100 AV Selector made of metal.
4 inputs,2 outputs,monitor outputs,S video,and dubbing


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Your best bet is to use a switching box feeding your only aux input. Unless you can hardwire bypass your phono stages, you would need a device with an inverse RIAA equalization curve. While theoretically possible, it`s simply not a practical solution.


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philipwilson wrote:
You can use Tuner or Tape inputs as Aux. inputs on your existing unit.


As Mr Wilson said, AUX, Tuner, Tape, Cd inputs use the same specs. If you are not short of those feel free to use any of those.


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I'm using DBX 200 Route Selector. 3 decks. 1 input.


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Che Cavolo wrote:


Those are not splitters, those are audio attenuators.


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[quote="geeteeexe"]Hi all,

So on most of my vintage gear I have 2 phono inputs and only one aux input. I wish it were vice versa (one phono and two auxiliary).

I have read a ton of information about converting one of those phono inputs into an auxiliary input, but I would actually prefer an external switching device rather than modifying my receivers.

Does anyone have any recommendations? There seems to be no shortage of cheap plastic junk, but I want something that looks nice, functions well and will last. In my head I envision a nice brushed aluminum enclosure with a nice, chunky vintage looking knob. Anyone seen anything like this anywhere?

I am also certainly not opposed to DIY, so if anyone has any recommendations on parts and where to get them I would really appreciate it.

Thanks![/quote

You need an input expender, like the QED used to make.


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naimkid wrote:
Che Cavolo wrote:


Those are not splitters, those are audio attenuators.



And that is why I try to avoid giving you any advice when you start a thread asking for it..

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Che Cavolo wrote:
naimkid wrote:
Che Cavolo wrote:


Those are not splitters, those are audio attenuators.



And that is why I try to avoid giving you any advice when you start a thread asking for it..


Have no idea what you are trying to say.


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naimkid wrote:

Those are not splitters, those are audio attenuators.



And that is why I try to avoid giving you any advice when you start a thread asking for it..[/quote]

Have no idea what you are trying to say.[/quote]

Clearly. I'm not 'trying' to say anything. You use an attenuator to put resistance on, or 'step-down' a 'spare', amplified, input....

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Che Cavolo wrote:
naimkid wrote:

Those are not splitters, those are audio attenuators.



And that is why I try to avoid giving you any advice when you start a thread asking for it..


Have no idea what you are trying to say.[/quote]

Clearly. I'm not 'trying' to say anything. You use an attenuator to put resistance on, or 'step-down' a 'spare', amplified, input....[/quote]

You could have said that before instead of a comment which left me scratching my head.
Secondly, we both are trying to help but you choose to turn one of the phono into line level and I was
thinking of helping him turn one auxiliary input into multiple.
Your comment indicates that I have "offended" you in the past, wish I knew what it was that makes
you avoid a thread that I initiate.
I would say no more, I am outta here .
Cheers.


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naimkid wrote:
Che Cavolo wrote:
naimkid wrote:

Those are not splitters, those are audio attenuators.



And that is why I try to avoid giving you any advice when you start a thread asking for it..


Have no idea what you are trying to say.


Clearly. I'm not 'trying' to say anything. You use an attenuator to put resistance on, or 'step-down' a 'spare', amplified, input....[/quote]

You could have said that before instead of a comment which left me scratching my head.
Secondly, we both are trying to help but you choose to turn one of the phono into line level and I was
thinking of helping him turn one auxiliary input into multiple.
Your comment indicates that I have "offended" you in the past, wish I knew what it was that makes
you avoid a thread that I initiate.
I would say no more, I am outta here .
Cheers.[/quote]
To add to this, if the OP is looking to put a cdp in there, generally they are too much gain for an aux input on way old receivers, so unless the switch has a gain control, you would still need an attenuator or to add some resistance inside the amp.

To be clear, you actually 'corrected' me with your comment about attenuators like I was wrong. Sorry if I took offense to that.

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