Is it possible to split a RCA stereo source to two different destinations? That is I want a single red port split into two red ports and a single white port split into two white ports. Basically I just want to duplicate the R and L.
Would something like this work? http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10218&cs_id=1021803&p_id=...t=1#largeimage
Disregarding the coloring, just get two of those for each port?
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Yes, something like that will work and yes, you disregard the coloring. If you live in the USA and don't want to wait, Radio Shack has connectors like this. If you need help ask the store clerk to show you where the audio Y connectors are. This is called a "Y connector" because it has one input and 2 outputs so it looks something like a Y.
Follow jman98's advice: The link in your e-mail is the reverse of what you want. Your link shows a Y-connector that takes two INPUTS into one OUTPUT. You want one INPUT into two OUTPUTS.
I was surprised Monoprice didn't seem to have what you needed, since they are so widely used.
Last edited by coolxal; 2nd May 2012 at 16:04. Reason: Change
Murphy's law taught me everything I know.
I wanted to be able to use both the composite and component connections from a DVD recorder with my TV and have audio for both. I bought 2 of these to split the stereo audio output. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003VRA3PG/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf...ER&pf_rd_r=0X6
Either set of adapters would work you would just need to reverse how you hook the cables up. In the case of the adapters posted by usually_quiet, 1-female to 2-male, the components you are trying to connect you output of the source unit would need to be within a few inches of each other as the y-adapters are only 6" long. Any further than this and you would need additional adapters. Like barrel connectors and additional RCA cables, or another set of splitters 1-male to 2- female.
If you were to connect the adapters you posted , 1-male to 2- female, you would only need to use RCA cables to make your connection. And the only limiting factor you would have is the length of the RCA cables.Murphy's law taught me everything I know.
Note that the splitter technique is a kludge and will lower audio quality (half level, poor impedance match, etc.).
If quality is a concern, a distribution amplifier should be used. Radio Shack also carries one for about $40.
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In my case the the A/V connections that I wanted to use on the TV were close together, and I already had a typical 6 foot RCA composite A/V cable, and a typical 6 foot RCA component video-only cable. Plus, I was using the TV's speakers, not audiophile-level equipment. What dragonkeeper suggested would have worked too, but had I used the other type of splitter, I would have needed to buy a RCA stereo audio cable to provide stereo audio for the TV's component connection.
For a scenario where the splitter supplies audio to two separate devices that are still not very far apart, the original cable with one male and two female connectors would be better for running typical RCA cables that are male on both ends.
However edDVs suggestion is the right way to go for supplying audio over a long cable run.
Last edited by usually_quiet; 3rd May 2012 at 09:50.
There are other things to consider as well such as recordings, if the signal is run into a device to be recorded the recorded sound will be much softer. Amplifying the signal be some means is the only way to compensated for this. I have an old prosumer cassette deck which I use to amplify low level signals, the deck has input level slides with led meters which allow me to increase the volume to just before clipping. Has helped many many aday when capturing VHS-c tapes.Murphy's law taught me everything I know.
I know this thread is old but it is very high on Google so I wanted to post here to provide what I think is the best answer to this question.
The topic starter posted a link asking if it was the right thing he needed with many people responding with "yes it is" and actually the answer is "no it isn't". He wanted to duplicate (split) the signals and what he posted and what most (maybe all) linked to were the opposite of what he wants.
To duplicate/split RCA signals you need 1 Female to 2 Male cable. This takes one RED and splits it to two REDs...likewise one WHITE to two WHITEs. Which is what the topic starter wanted. The link he provided was taking a RED & WHITE and converting them into a single plug.
1. You will need TWO, 1 Female to 2 Male cables.
2. Ignore the Red & White colors...when you do this it will split a Red signal into both ends so you will NOT plug the split White into White, instead you will plug that White into the other Red. (because it will actually be a red)
RCA Splitters - 1 Female to 2 Male
I chose the option from Amazon because it comes with FREE Shipping making the total price = $2.44 | Where as InstallerParts.com is cheaper for the item of only 2 for $0.76 but with shipping total = $4.83