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is there a way to spilt Toslink Optical connection into 2?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema & Hi-Fi' started by smogsy, 13 Apr 2010.

  1. smogsy


    Joined: 9 Dec 2006

    Posts: 8,260

    Location: @ManCave

    Im looking for a way to spilt 1 Toslink Connection in to 2, i dont think its possible.

    heres my problem. Cambridge DACMagic. has 1 USB & 2 Toslink.

    trouble is the USB Port is utter crap. it sounds like its different room. echo, & distance. Toslink is beautiful

    now i want to connect all these devices as follows
    SKY HD
    Mac Pro

    Currently have
    Mac Pro - Toslink
    Ps3 - Toslink
    Sky HD not plugged in

    i would like the Sky box plugged in

    any ideas? i was thinking there might be a spillter out there that has 2 in 1 out with a switch, are these any gd?
  2. rubberduck


    Joined: 8 Feb 2004

    Posts: 4,504

    I think what you are after is switch as opposed to a splitter.

    Do a google search for optical/toslink switch. I cant link any products as they may be classified as competitors. The signal is of course digital so you shouldnt have any issues... Just make sure to buy something that is decent and not overly cheap.
  3. Jez


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 32,741

    Toslink switches are cheap and very available. Google.
  4. Mongy2130


    Joined: 28 Sep 2005

    Posts: 241

    Yeah I used to use a switch, splitters can be trouble as some devices out put a empty data stream even when not in use which stops a splitter working sky box is one of these

    Switch is the way to go