I have always hated emitters and the ugly wiring associated with them.
I do this all the time for iPod docks, BD/DVD players, etc... Basically anything that the client will touch or jostle. Because I'm sure you're all frustrated with emitters that have fallen off and don't relay the signal to the intended device!
Normally when using a Xantech or Russound IR routing kit, you have on the IR receiver : +12vdc, ground, and a signal lead. By splicing the emitter's gound lead to the receivers ground, and then splicing the emitters +vdc lead to the IR receivers signal lead, it works and transmits the IR.
I absolutely LOVE equipment with a 3.5mm mono IR input on the rear panel so as an experiment I wanted to see if I could create my own hardwired 3.5mm IR input onto ANY piece.
Here's where i'm at:
I have always noticed that IR receivers on devices have three "legs" soldered to the equipments PCB.
One for +5 VDC, one for -5 VDC and lastly the signal out.
I experimented with trying all sorts of splicing combinations and I was able to get one to work on my Samsung BD player.
I soldered the shield of the 3.5mm plug to the signal out, and the tip to the ground. It seems to be working 100% with my SpeakerCraft IR Routing kit.
Can anyone share a little insight?
Thanks in advance, Michael.