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Audio issue we can't solve (Not RadioDJ)

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Audio issue we can't solve (Not RadioDJ)
« on: October 04, 2019, 02:07:50 PM »
Right I'm hoping some of you audio tech guys can help here.

We have 2 Computers connected to our sound system via cables both going into the back via a double connector.

Now here's the Issue: When 1 PC is on the audio is loud but as soon as the second computer boots it drops the volume by a good 50%

Does anyone know of a way to stop this happening we're using RCA connectors red/white plugs. We tried a pre-amp but that only made the music distorted.

Anyone have a suggestion of any hardware/cables etc that might help solve this issue. I told you it wasn't RDJ related but in some ways it is. Don't want to pump the volume up on the soundstage as that would only damage it.
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Re: Audio issue we can't solve (Not RadioDJ)
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2019, 05:26:00 PM »
hi gary it sounds like a earthing problem to me you can trye using ether a balun to feed through or a capacitor on the live tip also is ther a way you can feed with only one earth ie 4 tips 1 outer ?????
i use a matching transformer on the radio dater stuff i do hear that may help this sort of thing
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Re: Audio issue we can't solve (Not RadioDJ)
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2019, 05:46:16 PM »
It looks more like an impedance problem.
example 100 Ω + 100 Ω in parallel, results in 50 Ω
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Re: Audio issue we can't solve (Not RadioDJ)
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2019, 11:17:21 AM »
One way to do this right. Just use a mixer. Hooking up 2 audio sources to 1 input is asking for problems. Both outputs drop down in impendance and a lower volume is created. Also when the first one is playing audio at 100%, you send 1.5 volts into the output of the second computer. That is damiging the output on any play source.

Hook up a mixer, connect the 2 computers to 2 faders. Hook up the output of the mixer to whatever you need and you are safe. But don't waste any time on this unless you want to buy a new audio board or new PC every 2 months!

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Re: Audio issue we can't solve (Not RadioDJ)
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2019, 11:57:48 AM »
Just ordered an RCA switching unit. That should solve all our issues.


We don't have the right leads for the Mixer which has only ever been used once I bought it 5 years ago its been collecting dust in its box all this time.
 
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Re: Audio issue we can't solve (Not RadioDJ)
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2019, 04:18:44 PM »
Solved the switch unit arrived today which was rather quick.

Thanks for the help.
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