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    Audio Help

    My PC has a DVD and a CD-rw. The audio cable runs from sound card to DVD. Is is possible to connect audio to both drives? Is there a Y-splitter for the audio cable available that would enable me to connect both drives to the soundcard?
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    Re: Audio Help

    Re: Y-cable
    I would suspect not. Each source would be attempting to drive a signal into the other and could cause damage.
    I know some sound cards have multiple inputs, to allow for CD-ROM and Modem etc. - you may have to change it to achieve what you are after.

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    Re: Audio Help

    Thanks Leif - I figured as much.
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    Re: Audio Help

    Just a thought - you could maybe lash up a cable from the extra drive and feed it back in through the external jack input on your sound card if that is spare.
    It might mean taking out one of the card blanks to allow the cable through, but I can't see why it shouldn't work.
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    Late-breaking idea - could you use the 'headphone' outlet on one drive? - you'd need to keep the volume pretty low.

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    Re: Audio Help

    Thanks Again - I like the "back of the PC" solution. I'm going to check today to see if there is such a connector. The outside of the card as an RCA type connector while the drive has the standard 3-pin audio connector.
    - Ricky

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    Re: Audio Help

    I can't quite recall where I read it, but I do believe that a Y adapter is available for such a request of having to CD type drives to send audio to the sound card.

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    Re: Audio Help

    If anyone will have it, <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.belkin.com>Belkin Will.</A>

    Hope that helps!
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    Re: Audio Help

    The problem with attaching two drive is the input impedance to the amplifier halves (or there abouts), it can work but the sound is not real good.
    What about something like a s/b live card, this has three headers for cd, aux and tv. you may well have to rewire the connector to the CD to match up the signals and grounds but it does work.

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