Multiple Computers -- One Set of Speakers?

By zoxxo
Sep 29, 2002
  1. I currently have three comuters, all with Soundcards, but I have only been running one of the computers through a Creative Labs 5.1 speaker system. I've been using the digital connection from the soundcard (Creative Labs Audigy) to the speaker set. All of my computers have the same sound card, which leads me to my question; does anyone know of a way to hook up all three comuters to a single set of speakers, preferably using the digital connection?

    I don't mind using an external device to manage the setup, but I would like something that will be outputting the sound from all three computers at the same time. I tend to use only one computer at a time, so I'm not worried about one comouter stepping on another computer...

    Any help would be appreciated!


  2. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    You could use some sort of cable splitter, but I dunno about 3 times.

    I'm not certain if there's a device that would serve as a sound hub, but you might as well look.
  3. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    They're called mixers :giddy:
  4. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    Oh yeah! D'oh, I wasn't thinking of home theater stuff. Yeah you can do it. Don't know how much it would be though. :giddy:
  5. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    I have the sound output from several machine's sound cards feeding into my amplifier. but they are on seperate channels, of course. some of the machines have a small additional set of speakers as well.
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