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Automatic optical audio switch

Willem

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I guess my biggest worry is that this is more than just a switch. It is supposed to have some additional electronics to reduce jitter. That makes me ever so slightly suspicious, but maybe that is unfair.
 

RayDunzl

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Willem

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Thanks Ray. However this is a discontinued US product. It does indeed do the same kind of thing thlugh flr money. It does not promise to reduce jitter and that would reassure me.
 

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I doubt they will change the bits, they would have to be confident they understood all the data types that spdif supports, including surround formats. And why would they want to do this?
 

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I bought one of those switches earlier this year for use with my Khadas Tone Board. I really like it, there's no subjective changes to sound as far as I can tell. Your issue is going to be if your various sources turn off their signal when not active, though you can also manually select the input via serial commands. Also, you might be able to get a version with a button installed - ask the seller, he's very helpful.
 
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