Box to accept several audio inputs to one common audio (7.1) output


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riahc3

Hello,

 

I want to buy a box where I can plugin various audio input sources and output them to my (7.1) speakers, switching between inputs with a button/switch.

 

The inputs will problably be between a PC and a Xbox 360.

 

Thank you

 

 

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jerzdawg

Hello,

 

I want to buy a box where I can plugin various audio input sources and output them to my (7.1) speakers, switching between inputs with a button/switch.

 

The inputs will problably be between a PC and a Xbox 360.

 

Thank you

Do you have a budget in mind?  "true" 7.1 audio can only be carried over HDMI or analog (mostly found on high end gear).  A decent receiver ($350-$400) can usually handle 5 or 6 inputs (will also do video).  Otherwise you can prob find a cheap audio switch that can do optical and analog inputs

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Jeston

Yep, it's hard to recommend something without your budget. However, my trusted brand for receivers is Onkyo. The TX-NR616 is a nice little beginner 7.2 capable receiver. It can be had on Amazon for much less than the MSRP of $699, only $318 right now. http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-NR616-7-2-Channel-Certified-Receiver/dp/B0077V88W2/

 

Of course, I don't know what the retailers available to you offer.

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