Question Can I split my audio ?? (1 input to 2 output)

Lin_Wen_Min

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Hello there , so I have a question about audio AUX splitter . I am using Altec Lansing VS3151 5.1 surround sound , but I only use 2.1. I am thinking of replacing the satellite to a Studio Monitor . For example ,JBL 104 , Behringer MS16 etc. But I do want to keep the Altec Lansing Subwoofer . Is there anyway I can split the Audio ?? One output from a laptop split into 2, which is for the Altec Lansing Sub and the Studio Monitor . I’d also have found some product that capable of connecting these thing together . The AUX Switch (https://www.amazon.com/STEREO-Manual-Speaker-selector-available/dp/B073GWCRP3) and also the Y splitter (https://www.ugreen.com/product/UGREEN_3_5mm_Audio_Stereo_Y_Splitter_Cable_3_5mm_Male_to_2_Port_3_5mm_Female_for_Earphone_Headset_Splitter_Adapter_Compatible_for_iPhone_Samsung_LG_Tablets_MP3_players_Metal_Black-en.html) but these thing will gonna affect the audio quality ? I do care about the audio quality , but not as like the Hi-Fi professional since budget is the thing for me.

Additional : Feel free to recommend me some powered studio monitor tho , but below $100 .

I do also looking for JBL Control 1 Pro before , but seems like the Altec Lansing Satellite output(8 ohm ,5w) not pretty enough for the JBl,
 

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That is not much of a sub, it's a 5.25" driver, that is a mid range speaker size, and the power output is pretty weak.

If you want more bass I would go with a 2.1 setup that has a real sub, or at least one better than the one you have. Look around for a used set of Klipsch Promedia 2.1, those will sound about as good as powered monitors and give you more bass and a smaller desk footprint.

These Monoprice speakers have a decent size woofer for the price https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=36573

Thise Micca speakers have a bit smaller driver but still manage decent and clean low end https://www.amazon.com/Micca-PB42X-Powered-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B00NXAEPDC/ref=sr_1_1?crid=5H2JQIQ9F0T3&dchild=1&keywords=micca+powered+speakers&qid=1588949640&sprefix=micca+pow,aps,146&sr=8-1

I have a set of the JBL 104 and they sound good, great size, the oval shape is nice looking and I use them as headphone stands LOL, but they are a bit weak on the lower end, however nothing really you will miss unless you like the boom more than simple quality of the music/game.
 

Lin_Wen_Min

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That is not much of a sub, it's a 5.25" driver, that is a mid range speaker size, and the power output is pretty weak.

If you want more bass I would go with a 2.1 setup that has a real sub, or at least one better than the one you have. Look around for a used set of Klipsch Promedia 2.1, those will sound about as good as powered monitors and give you more bass and a smaller desk footprint.

These Monoprice speakers have a decent size woofer for the price https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=36573

Thise Micca speakers have a bit smaller driver but still manage decent and clean low end https://www.amazon.com/Micca-PB42X-Powered-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B00NXAEPDC/ref=sr_1_1?crid=5H2JQIQ9F0T3&dchild=1&keywords=micca+powered+speakers&qid=1588949640&sprefix=micca+pow,aps,146&sr=8-1

I have a set of the JBL 104 and they sound good, great size, the oval shape is nice looking and I use them as headphone stands LOL, but they are a bit weak on the lower end, however nothing really you will miss unless you like the boom more than simple quality of the music/game.
Alright , thanks for all your information given, especially the monitor you suggested . But my country here (Malaysia tbh) pretty hard to find these speaker , even though the JBL 104 (eventually the headphone stand) needed order internationally and the Micca won’t ship to my country either .

Btw , I know that the Altec Lansing Sub is pretty weak and I’m considering replacing it in the future if I still want a heavy bass to fill my room , I’d like to stick with a Studio Monitor instead of a 2.1 system , I like the flat audio while I am doing mixing stuff , and add in a sub while listening to music , so that why I need to split my audio. Additionally, could you share your experience on your JBL104 ? Is it get distorted easily ??
 

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Alright , thanks for all your information given, especially the monitor you suggested . But my country here (Malaysia tbh) pretty hard to find these speaker , even though the JBL 104 (eventually the headphone stand) needed order internationally and the Micca won’t ship to my country either .

Btw , I know that the Altec Lansing Sub is pretty weak and I’m considering replacing it in the future if I still want a heavy bass to fill my room , I’d like to stick with a Studio Monitor instead of a 2.1 system , I like the flat audio while I am doing mixing stuff , and add in a sub while listening to music , so that why I need to split my audio. Additionally, could you share your experience on your JBL104 ? Is it get distorted easily ??
I have not played it loud enough to try to see what it's limit is for distortion or the driver starting to break up. It is a fairly small driver and not really made for large areas or playing at loud volumes. I can hear it downstairs at my house at 50% volume though pretty clearly.
 

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I have not played it loud enough to try to see what it's limit is for distortion or the driver starting to break up. It is a fairly small driver and not really made for large areas or playing at loud volumes. I can hear it downstairs at my house at 50% volume though pretty clearly.
Sounds good , Thanks for your sharing
 

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