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let me explain:

i want to connect my consoles' audio to the line-in of my sound card (wii, ps2, 360)

i bought some L/R to 3.5mm adapters

(like these http://www dealextreme com/ details.dx/sku.26786 )

and then i bought a few of these, but they are cables
http://www focalprice com/CA061B/35mm_1_Male_to_35mm_2_Female_Convertor_Adapter_Black.html

tried to split everything into the line-in jack


result: sound is heavily diluted (why is that? too much/little resistance)


i dont have alot of money, what is the cheapest way i can solve this?

is there audio switches (like hdmi switches)?


thanks
 

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have you tried adjusting the output levels of the sources ? Too much gain, or too little, can cause the effect. Have you tried each source individually to see if they work as the sole input to the line-in connector ?
 

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it works individually of course, when you split it, the sound goes down to like 20% of the direct connection

ps2, 50%

360 50%+
 

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You're not splitting anything, you're combining outputs. The source impedance are fairly low and are loading each other down. Isolate them with resistors or use a switch.
 

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Originally Posted by anonxlg /forum/post/18282011


let me explain:

i want to connect my consoles' audio to the line-in of my sound card (wii, ps2, 360)

i bought some L/R to 3.5mm adapters

(like these http://www dealextreme com/ details.dx/sku.26786 )

and then i bought a few of these, but they are cables
http://www focalprice com/CA061B/35mm_1_Male_to_35mm_2_Female_Convertor_Adapter_Black.html

tried to split everything into the line-in jack


result: sound is heavily diluted (why is that? too much/little resistance)


i dont have alot of money, what is the cheapest way i can solve this?

is there audio switches (like hdmi switches)?


thanks

You actually combined everything, not split them. And the latter item you listed is a splitter used improperly, used as a combiner. So you did guess why it's not working, too little resistance. Non-resistant splitters or Y-adapters are ONLY for splitting, not combining. See my previous post in another thread about the same basic thing for further details as to why it's a bad thing and the proper way to do it, instead of me repeating it again here.


Mike
 
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