Question about Audio Players & Recorders
I purchased the Panasonic SE-DIR800C wireless headphones. There are three input jacks: one optical, one digital, one analog. I would like to use the 'phones to listen to my DVR and DVD components. Problem is that neither of these units have unused optical outlets. And, moreover, I have only one optical input jack.
I'd like to find a way to use the headphones similar to a wired set: i.e. plug into one place on my receiver so that all attached components would be audible via the wireless set. My home theater system is a Denon AVR 3805. There are plenty of unused optical jacks in the back (opt 3, 4, 5, etc.), but I do not know how to...or if I even can...map the output jack to the headphones.
At this point, all I can come up with is the idea of splitting the optical input from the back of the wireless set, and then splitting each optical output from the components. But that would mean 3 splitters and 6 cables and surely there must be a better way.
Any help and advice would be fantastic. Thanks! --alias4cat
Cat, Splitting an optical output is not recommended. In fact it would require an optical patch bay, which would be overkill. You could use the headphone output on the front of the Denon AVR3805. Because this output is behind a door it might be a cleaner looking set up to use the optical output on the top left looking at the back of the unit. Because those two optical outputs are labeled "optical 3 and 4" they are zone outputs, they should work without having to "map" or patch them internally. The outputs here will be controlled independently as zones from the receiver's remote. The easiest option looks to be the analog "pre output" located in the middle of the back of the receiver. The left-most two rca jacks you want to use are labeled "front" and are white over red. This output will work fine. Control of the volume will be from the headphone unit and not the receiver.
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