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03-12-2011, 05:02 PM
With only one input on my integrated amp I would appreciate recommendations for a quality audio switcher.

03-12-2011, 05:23 PM
Look at the niles audio web site. They make quality gear. I have used their amp switchers. ystems&categoryID=Switching%20Systems&catcdID=10

03-12-2011, 10:01 PM
Yikes one input...well, my vote goes for the niles as well.

03-13-2011, 06:31 AM
if you don't mind a little DIY'ing, get yourself a DACT rotary switch, or another good equivalent (Alps, ...), and quality RCA sockets, and start soldering...

03-13-2011, 08:18 AM
the russound TMS-1 and the radio shack 42-2105 realistic tape control center will do nicely. made to handle up to three tape recorders.

i use my TMS-1 to hook up my tape recorders and cdr to the preamp and its is just the ticket.

below is an ebay listing for the RS unit.

below is an ebay listing for the tms-1, a better unit in my estimation. getting a couple of these items to have on had would be a good idea.

you wont be sorry for getting both items.

JoeE SP9
03-13-2011, 04:01 PM
I've been using a Russound TMS-1 for years. I bought it new in the 70's. Every 5 years or so I disassemble it and clean it with Deoxit. Currently I have three cassette decks connected to it. It's connected to the one of the tape loops on my SP-9. My only complaint is that the little rubber bumper feet disappeared years ago..

03-13-2011, 04:05 PM
go to your local electronics store and they have stick on feet of different sizes. i just bought some to put on a laptop yesterday at Electronic City on burbank blvd in burbank california. i also use a hunk of lead to weigh it down, the wires are more formidable than the unit.

i got mine back in about '75 too, new. i guess i should de-ox-it too.

JoeE SP9
03-13-2011, 06:07 PM
I've already replaced the bumpers with some larger square stick on ones. Yes, "audiophile" cables do make it unstable. A bag of sand and lead shot is holding it down. I didn't need it when I first bought it.

03-14-2011, 04:30 PM
I second Basite's suggestion.
For non-DIY guys, I think below products would be sufficient.
The Goldpoint also offers attenuators and selector switches.


03-21-2011, 07:51 AM
I have only two stereo line-level inputs in my integrated tube amplifier, and I wanted to switch one input between a HD tuner, and a streaming audio input from my computer... The Niles PS-1 seems to be a perfect solution... It has two in (l+r), and one output to amp... Thanks for the tip on Niles products... (m.)

Niles PS-1:

03-21-2011, 10:12 AM
I'm glad to see the Radio Shack switcher got some votes. I wasn't sure it would get any love around here. When I opened mine up, it is all solid contacts, straight and thick conductors, and has remained corrosion free for twenty years now. Cost $15. Looks super cheap. Does what it should.