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Old 17th August 2007
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XLR switch for switching between monitors? Help.

I need to switch between 2 sets of monitors, both active. So, I'm looking for an XLR A/B switch that will take a pair of inputs and will allow me to select among at least two pairs of outputs. I don't need anything with volume control. As few components in the signal path as possible. Seems simple, but I can't find anything.

What are you folks using?
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Thanks for the leads. Doesn't anyone make just an A/B switch without the level control?

I already have an ATTY2'D for that and I don't want to pay for the extra features. Plus, with the ATTY2'D I can set a different level for each set of monitors. It helps with A/Bing sources.
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Thanks for the leads. Doesn't anyone make just an A/B switch without the level control?

I already have an ATTY2'D for that and I don't want to pay for the extra features. Plus, with the ATTY2'D I can set a different level for each set of monitors. It helps with A/Bing sources.

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As far as I know the Coleman does not have a level control . I have one (I'm not in the studio so I don't remember the exact model) and it is actually an A/B/C speaker switcher with minimal path. The only problem for you it might be that it has balanced 1/4" jacks and not XLR ins-outs.
I made my own (Mogami) XLR female to 1/4" jack cables and everything is fine .
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I need something like this but the other way around. 1 input pair, 2 output pairs.
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Hi
As far as I know the Coleman does not have a level control . I have one (I'm not in the studio so I don't remember the exact model) and it is actually an A/B/C speaker switcher with minimal path. The only problem for you it might be that it has balanced 1/4" jacks and not XLR ins-outs.
I made my own (Mogami) XLR female to 1/4" jack cables and everything is fine .
I saw the level control for the headphone amp and assumed it was for the monitors. Anyway, sounds nice, but the price is too high. The headphone amp probably adds to the expense. I should have specified I'm looking for something under $200. It doesn't seem like too much to ask for a simple passive switchbox.
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I need something like this but the other way around. 1 input pair, 2 output pairs.
Yeah. Mine is set up 1 in and 2 out. I leave the remaining 2 sets open. There are buttons to activate each set. It's around the size of a whirlwind DI. Perhaps they make a smaller one 1x2?
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Yeah. Mine is set up 1 in and 2 out. I leave the remaining 2 sets open. There are buttons to activate each set. It's around the size of a whirlwind DI. Perhaps they make a smaller one 1x2?
The link you posted said 4 inputs, 1 output. So, you just use it in reverse, 1 output, 4 inputs and it works ok? Do you use male-male and female-female XLR cables? If it works that'd be what I need.
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I saw the level control for the headphone amp and assumed it was for the monitors. Anyway, sounds nice, but the price is too high. The headphone amp probably adds to the expense. I should have specified I'm looking for something under $200. It doesn't seem like too much to ask for a simple passive switchbox.
I'm talking about this one (LS-3) :
Coleman Audio LS3 - Line Level Selector | VintageKing.com

George.
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The link you posted said 4 inputs, 1 output. So, you just use it in reverse, 1 output, 4 inputs and it works ok? Do you use male-male and female-female XLR cables? If it works that'd be what I need.
Perhaps it's just semantics? If I recall I have my Genelec 7060 sub (managing my main system)
with female XLRs connected to the male XLR slots on the "out" of the box.
I then have 2 other sets of speakers with their male XLRs connected to the female "ins" on the box. When I want to audition a different set of speakers I merely push in the associated button.
I think I stated that correctly.
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Thanks for the quick responses guys.
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I'm talking about this one (LS-3) :
Coleman Audio LS3 - Line Level Selector | VintageKing.com

George.
Aha. Forgot about the LS-3, that looks like your best choice. Or you could try DIY by getting a 6PDT switch like these:
Digi-Key Part Search
but by the time you also get an enclosure and XLRs and wire it all up I bet the Coleman is the better deal anyway.

DP
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