audio switcher at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > All Things Audio

All Things Audio
Everything Audio, from acquisition to postproduction.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old April 3rd, 2015, 07:40 AM   #1
Trustee
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 1,551
audio switcher

I'm playing back videos for court. I'm often required to skip over sections they don't want the jury to hear. I do this by manually swapping the mini output jack from my laptop to external speakers and my headphones.

I'm looking for a simple switcher that I can hit a button to toggle between the two outputs.
Pete Cofrancesco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 3rd, 2015, 07:44 AM   #2
Trustee
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 1,177
Re: audio switcher

Perhaps something like this?
http://www.amazon.com/Speaker-Headse.../dp/B000K8PH8C
Richard Crowley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 3rd, 2015, 12:45 PM   #3
Trustee
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 1,551
Re: audio switcher

Thx I didn't think of looking on Amazon. I see devices there better suited to my needs. Mainly a passive not requiring power.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005TE...h-L&ref=plSrch
Pete Cofrancesco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 3rd, 2015, 02:54 PM   #4
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Burlington
Posts: 1,961
Re: audio switcher

Sescom also has a model that is A/Off/B with a slightly different form factor, if that would be beneficial.

Sescom SES-AB-SWITCH iPod/MP3 Player 3.5mm Stereo Audio A/B Switch

It's a few dollars more than the one you linked.
Jay Massengill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 3rd, 2015, 04:07 PM   #5
Trustee
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 1,551
Re: audio switcher

I saw that one too and was considering it although it only had one review which complained about the switch being so hard that you had to hold it which seemed to negate it's form factor benefit.
Pete Cofrancesco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 4th, 2015, 09:00 AM   #6
Trustee
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: New York
Posts: 1,843
Re: audio switcher

Rolls makes the passive MX-42 four-channel stereo mixer with RCA in/out, for around $45 USD. (3" x 2" x 1.4")
Rick Reineke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 5th, 2015, 10:40 AM   #7
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,359
Re: audio switcher

All you need is a passive switch in a box with a few connectors. DIY candidate.

If you insist on buying pre-made, search eBay for audio switch and you'll find a gazillion of them, starting at $3.49 with free shipping. At that price it's not worth rolling your own.
Greg Miller is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > All Things Audio

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:14 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network