Splitting studio speakers audio in jack..


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Sep 28, 2020
Hi, I have a couple of Tannoy studio speakers that I’ve got plugged into an apple airport express so I can stream music to them.
I’d now like to be able to output a turntable (with preamp) to them and am wondering if it would be possible to simply split there input? The turntables output L/R photo and I was wondering if I could just put an audio jack splitter between the speakers cable and the airport express end - and then a connect the turntable via a phono>audio jack cable? (if that even makes any sense the way ive written it)

Is that in any way feasible? Im thinking it maybe wouldnt work as im not sure how the speakers would know which input to play :-/

Thanks for your help


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im not sure how the speakers would know which input to play :-/
They'd play what they're given Nick, including both sources simultaneously.
But, even though you'd only use one source at a time, pairing outputs is not the way to do it.
Keep it clean.
What you need is a 2 in, 1 out stereo RCA switchbox.
(A 4 input box isn't much more money and would give you a couple of spare inputs for future use).

Maybe have the box close to your kit and run a (3-5 metre?) twin RCA lead from its output to your speaker inputs.
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