I guess I really don't understand what good an 8x8 multiplex switch is if you can't truely MULTIPLEX the inputs and outputs then. What am I not understanding here? Why would anyone want the 8x8 units then?
I'm using a Xantech-based system to control some of the A/V sources connected to my matrix (VCR, DVD, MediaMVP). A single IR zone gets signals from 2 IR receivers and a USB-UIRT connected to my HS machine.BraveSirRobbin said:The idea would be to control the six sources, the AVS 8x8 and the Volume Control remotely either by IR or serial port/Main Lobby or a combination of both. I was thinking about experimenting with Buffalo Electronics IR distribution equipment which is now carried by Automated Outlet.
I think the problem is in my explanation, not in the switch.BraveSirRobbin said:I guess I really don't understand what good an 8x8 multiplex switch is if you can't truely MULTIPLEX the inputs and outputs then. What am I not understanding here? Why would anyone want the 8x8 units then?
Yes. That's exactly what you could do.BraveSirRobbin said:Edit:
Rereading your post Smee, I intend to switch the audio and video (keep them together) on the eight sources. As a matter of fact, I will probably not even switch video for the first go around.
So say we threw video out of the picture here for the purpose of this discussion. I could then have audio input (stereo) one going to audio output one and two, while having audio input two going to audio output three and four and audio input three going to audio outupt five (as an example of how I would want this matrix to work).
. . . as well as us non-audiophiles.smee said:. . . Using a digital pot will probably make audiophiles cringe. . .
I've played with them before and found the same thing. But, there are some from Maxim (Dallas) that I'd like to play with. They say that the value is changed during a zero crossing to minimize this. I'd like to see if it works.rocco said:. . . as well as us non-audiophiles.smee said:. . . Using a digital pot will probably make audiophiles cringe. . .
I've used digital pots to set the brightness and contrast of LCDs, to tune servo loops, to auto-terminate video lines, for programmable power supplies, and a few other products that I don't remember. They usually work well. One place they don't work well is in audio.
Maybe it is their course resolution, maybe it's the way they work internally, or maybe it's the way I was using them, but they would always pop or tick when I used them to adjust volume. Very obnoxious. I now use programmable-gain amplifiers or multiplying DtoAs for audio, or something like this: