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Old 14th September 2005, 01:40 PM   #1
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Question Multiple Inputs on CMoy Amp?

I've just built my first DIY project ever, a CMoy amp. I don't want to crosspost as the details of my build are available in the Introduction Forum (click here to view the post), but essentially I followed the Tangentsoft tutorial and have the following signal path:

3.5mm input --> Panasonic 10kOhm pot --> Amp --> 3.5mm output

I would like to add a set of RCA inputs as well. About the only thing that I'd be plugging into the 3.5mm jack is my iPod, which is used almost exclusively in noisy environments (public transport, the gym, etc.) so using a headphone amp in this case really amounts to little more than wasting a 9V battery. For in-home listening, however, I'd be connecting it to RCA line-outs.

My question is essentially how to go about this. Would just connecting the RCA jacks in parallel with the 3.5mm jack on the pot's input terminals work? Would it be better to install some kind of switching system between the two jacks?

I am quite a newbie at this stuff, so please forgive me if this is a bit of a stupid question.

TIA!


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Old 14th September 2005, 04:49 PM   #2
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You could just keep everything as is get an adaptor for home!
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Old 14th September 2005, 04:55 PM   #3
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Yeah, adapter.
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Old 14th September 2005, 04:57 PM   #4
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Or wire a DPDT (double pole double throw) toggle switch to select between inputs. Connect the output of the switch to the pot, and connect all grounds together
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Old 14th September 2005, 10:12 PM   #5
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Would just connecting the RCA jacks in parallel with the 3.5mm jack on the pot's input terminals work?
yes.

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Would it be better to install some kind of switching system between the two jacks?
only if you want to switch between two sources that are both plugged in. doesn't sound like you do, so a switch is unnecessary.

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Yeah, adapter.
yeah. just get an adapter. it's fine for this.
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Old 14th September 2005, 10:23 PM   #6
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Aww, but adapters lack that je ne sais quoi... bling factor I suppose. :lol:

I've yet to fit the unit into an enclosure so I don't have a problem with doing a little more soldering. I may try the DPDT switch just for the fun of it, but in the meanwhile, I do have such an adapter lying around.

Thanks for the input!


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Old 15th September 2005, 03:04 AM   #7
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Just get a 3.5mm -> RCA cable then, plug your source directly into your amp, problem solved.

Any computer store will sell them for about five bucks.

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