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Kesten Migdal
Product Advice for Switching Audio Outputs
on Jan 5, 2012 at 6:16:57 pm

I'm constantly reaching in the back of my Mac Pro to switch between headphones and external speakers. I also have different input devices such as a DirecTV box and an audio preamp I use with Logic Pro. Should I just get a few simple 3.5mm male to female extension cables, or are there some sort of switching devices that I can leave on my desk?

Thanks in advance for your help.


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John Fishback
Re: Product Advice for Switching Audio Outputs
on Jan 5, 2012 at 6:50:41 pm

If it's a fixed position a small patchbay would work. Also, if you Google there are probably switch boxes of various inputs/outputs available. Checkout http://www.Markertek.com.

John

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Kesten Migdal
Re: Product Advice for Switching Audio Outputs
on Jan 6, 2012 at 12:01:59 am

Excellent, I'll check out your suggestions. Thanks!


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Ty Ford
Re: Product Advice for Switching Audio Outputs
on Jan 6, 2012 at 3:52:00 am

Hello Kesten and welcome to the Cow Audio Forum,

Why are you switching outputs jacks on the Mac? Why not assign them from the Audio/MIDI panel?

Now for the inputs.What are you plugging in where?

Regards,

Ty Ford
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Brian Reynolds
Re: Product Advice for Switching Audio Outputs
on Jan 6, 2012 at 7:09:38 am

There are several units around for editing systems... one of these might suit your needs.
http://www.mackie.com/products/bigknob/
http://www.samsontech.com/samson/products/processors/c-class/ccontrol/
http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/MON800.aspx

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Kesten Migdal
Re: Product Advice for Switching Audio Outputs
on Jan 6, 2012 at 8:18:39 am

Thanks! I'm going to give the Behringer a try. Price is right at $65.


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Craig Alan
Re: Product Advice for Switching Audio Outputs
on Jan 8, 2012 at 12:46:36 am

The mac pro has two headphone out ports (front and back) and an optical digital out port.

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