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    Monoprice 3x1 S/PDIF (Toslink) Digital Optical Audio Bi-Directional Manual Switch
    Product # 2946
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    Will this work for ADAT switching (8 channel)? Looking for something to hook up my various pieces of ADAT recording gear.
    New User U on Dec 8, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: I found this to be physically clunky and not worth the price. It did not work for me. I finally bought the powered three port switch which is done with a remote - forgot the model number but it was about $25.Well worth it.
    3.8 / 5.0
    435 Reviews
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    Larger than expected, but works great
    Only having a limited number of Toslink inputs on my media room AVR... I found it cumbersome having to play musical cables constantly as my gear continues to expand.

    This switch was a very cost effective solution. It's much larger than I thought it would be but hey it works great.

    Suggestions for future design improvements would be find a way to get the selector switch to be on the forward side of the control. Most people have their equipment in a rack or cabinet, and the knob facing up isn't optimal.

    October 16, 2009
    How to fix cables popping out
    Excellent value, can't be beaten for the price.
    On arrival, one of the four ports did not hold the cable well - it wouldn't click in.
    Problem: the port was not seated properly in relation to the case by manufacturing (based on other reviews it sounds like this is a common problem)
    FIX: remove the four screws on the bottom of the switch and remove the bottom cover. Connect cables so they click in to each port, then reattach the back. The ports will now be seated properly, and you can use your switch as intended.
    September 25, 2010
    Works right out of the box. Just make sure to match the orientation of the connectors going in and coming out.
    February 12, 2013
    3x1 Toslink Optical manual switch.
    I give this produce a good solid 9 because of the limited port selections.


    CONS: For those who do not under stand how Fiber Optics mechanically mate, once you line up the laid over D (rotated 90 degrees clock wise) male cable connector you insert it into the female receptical and gently apply pressure until you feel it CLICK.
    With that in mind, visualize a short male to female cable inside the switch. The female is the common connector of the switch so in order to change the internal male connector to 1,2 or 3 push the slide at the end of the switch lever BEFORE ROTATING THE LEVER then hold the slide and rotate the switch lever to the next position and release the slide and SLIGHTLY move the switch lever back and forth until you hear and feel the internal cable male connector mate with the selected port/connection.

    The only improvements I would make would be to add a couple of mounting tabs to secure these in place so you don't have to use both hands to operate it and have more than 3 connections for the common connector to select from. Possible up to 6.
    December 31, 2012
    The great combo
    I was about to give up on my Home theater because it only had digital input(not optical) and my xbox360 and ps3 didn't sound like the movies I play from it.Then I start the search in this wonderful site called monoprice. This are the items that I bought for my project,item 2946, 2948, 6303,6272(3), when I finish the operation and try to get out from the web of cables,the sound that came from my 360 and ps3 were gorgeous.I give all the items a 10 for quality,performance and price. My recommendation, if you have an old Home theater,don't place it in your kids room to buy one with HDMI,just buy this combo and you will be satisfied. Thanks monoprice for this wonderful items.
    September 15, 2010
    Works as promised. Great price.

    PROS: Works just as promised. Decent quality

    CONS: Perhaps color, but that's a matter of taste.
    June 19, 2011
    Easy solution.
    Simple solution for an older surround sound reciever with only 2 optical inputs. I have need to hook 3 devices, optically to this amp. This switch was a great solution! Paired with optical cables of the same brand I can have optical sound from all my devices (Tv box, blue ray, Apple tv)

    PROS: Works easily with a manual turn of the switch. Provides perfect through put of Dolby 5.1 surround.

    CONS: Would give this a 10 if it switched inputs automatically. (An HDMI switch I bought from Monoprice has this feature.)
    May 28, 2012
    works great
    i use this since my audio receiver only has 1 optical input and my DirecTV reciever and blu-ray both use optical. When we want to want a dvd or netflix streaming on the blu-ray I just have to turn the switch to get full surround.
    December 6, 2010
    It had to be opened up before it worked properly...
    While it works as advertised, I had to take it apart before it did so.

    Internally, the input/output jack needed to be reset, otherwise the toslink cable wouldn't clip in. Once I reset the spring which secures the internal wire to the jack, all was fine.

    I'm currently running my cable box and X-Box 360 to my receiver, which has only 1 optical audio input, and now I've got digital audio for both!

    Lower marks are given because of the shoddy craftsmanship, otherwise, there's nothing wrong with it.
    November 14, 2009
    When it did work it worked well no sound loss that I could tell. However it did not work when I first hooked everything up, stopped working when I'd switch devices, and the sound would crackle every now and then. At least it was only $6, but Id look elsewhere.
    February 15, 2007

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