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Old 10th September 2017, 11:40 PM   #1
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Default Two outputs > One Speaker?

I have some swan speakers that I want to use with bluetooth audio as well as computer audio.

I purchased a logitech bluetooth device that turns it bluetooth but I want both to be connected.

So I was looking to purchase this https://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_...seq=1&format=2


The issue is that it says that I can't use it to combine two signals or it might cause damage, is that true?

I don't intend two audio signals to play at once but it could accidently happen.

Any alternative ways to do what I'm trying to do?
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Old 11th September 2017, 9:01 AM   #2
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Yes that's true- it could potentially result in a combined distorted signal being amplified.

You need either a) an input selector (one source at a time) or b) a mixer
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Old 11th September 2017, 9:29 AM   #3
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Yes that's true- it could potentially result in a combined distorted signal being amplified.

You need either a) an input selector (one source at a time) or b) a mixer
Couldn't this only happen if the signal was louder then one signal at its loudest?
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Couldn't this only happen if the signal was louder then one signal at its loudest?
that's not how it works, you're back feeding voltage into devices that shouldn't be getting it and if they don't have output protection, you can fry them. It's like eating food from your ass.

A mixer is what you want. You can get some pretty cheap 2 way "portable DJ" mixers. Something along the lines of this
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Citronic-M...-/172554392820
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Numark-M10...sAAOSwX-pZsFcr
or
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ibiza-Soun...MAAOSwMgdXzYTe

Just look around.

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Old 11th September 2017, 11:51 AM   #5
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Input selectors can be a cheap and cheery option

https://www.jaycar.com.au/2-way-a-v-...witch/p/AC1650

or expensive and swanky

https://addictedtoaudio.com.au/produ...passive-preamp


Either will do what you want. Or get a dj mixer as terra suggested, you can find them cheap if you hunt around
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