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    Need a quality audio switcher

    With only one input on my integrated amp I would appreciate recommendations for a quality audio switcher.

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    Look at the niles audio web site. They make quality gear. I have used their amp switchers.

    http://www.nilesaudio.com/product_de...ems&catcdID=10
    Pass Labs X250 amp, BAT Vk-51se Preamp,
    Thorens TD-145 TT, Bellari phono preamp, Nagaoka MP-200 Cartridge
    Magnepan QR1.6 speakers
    Luxman DA-06 DAC
    Van Alstine Ultra Plus Hybrid Tube DAC
    Dual Martin Logan Original Dynamo Subs
    Parasound A21 amp
    Vintage Luxman T-110 tuner
    Magnepan MMG's, Grant Fidelity DAC-11, Class D CDA254 amp
    Monitor Audio S1 speakers, PSB B6 speakers
    Vintage Technic's Integrated amp
    Music Hall 25.2 CDP
    Adcom GFR 700 AVR
    Cables- Cardas, Silnote, BJC
    Velodyne CHT 8 sub

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    Yikes one input...well, my vote goes for the niles as well.

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    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...
    Life is music!

    Mcintosh MA6400 Integrated
    Double Advent speakers
    Thiel CS2.3's
    *DIY Lenco L75 TT
    * SME 3012 S2
    * Rega RB-301
    *Denon DL-103 in midas body
    *Denon DL-304
    *Graham slee elevator EXP & revelation
    *Lehmann audio black cube SE
    Marantz CD5001 OSE
    MIT AVt 2 IC's
    Sonic link Black earth IC's
    Siltech MXT New york IC's
    Kimber 4VS speakercable
    Furutech powercord and plugs.

    I'm a happy 20 year old...

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    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.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=290543398671

    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.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/RUSSOUND-FMP-mod...-/110659148678

    you wont be sorry for getting both items.
    ...regards...tr

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    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..
    ARC SP9 MKIII, VPI HW19, Rega RB300
    Marcof PPA1, Shure, Sumiko, Ortofon carts, Yamaha DVD-S1800
    Behringer UCA222, Emotiva XDA-2, HiFimeDIY
    Accuphase T101, Teac V-7010, Nak ZX-7. LX-5, Behringer DSP1124P
    Front: Magnepan 1.7, DBX 223SX, 2 modified Dynaco MK3's, 2, 12" DIY TL subs (Pass El-Pipe-O) 2 bridged Crown XLS-402
    Rear/HT: Emotiva UMC200, Acoustat Model 1/SPW-1, Behringer CX2310, 2 Adcom GFA-545

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    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.
    ...regards...tr

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    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.
    ARC SP9 MKIII, VPI HW19, Rega RB300
    Marcof PPA1, Shure, Sumiko, Ortofon carts, Yamaha DVD-S1800
    Behringer UCA222, Emotiva XDA-2, HiFimeDIY
    Accuphase T101, Teac V-7010, Nak ZX-7. LX-5, Behringer DSP1124P
    Front: Magnepan 1.7, DBX 223SX, 2 modified Dynaco MK3's, 2, 12" DIY TL subs (Pass El-Pipe-O) 2 bridged Crown XLS-402
    Rear/HT: Emotiva UMC200, Acoustat Model 1/SPW-1, Behringer CX2310, 2 Adcom GFA-545

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    I second Basite's suggestion.
    For non-DIY guys, I think below products would be sufficient.
    The Goldpoint also offers attenuators and selector switches.

    http://www.goldpt.com/sw4.html
    http://www.decware.com/newsite/rotary.htm

    JRA

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    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: http://www.nilesaudio.com/product.ph...rdcdID=FG00012

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    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.
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