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Metra ethereal AS-1X3TSPLIT

1-in/3-out Toslink optical digital audio splitter

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Overview

The Metra ethereal AX-1X3TSPLIT 1x3 splitter has one Toslink optical digital input and three Toslink optical digital outputs. It allows you to distribute audio from a single optical digital source to as many as three different digital audio components with optical digital inputs. Its supports both stereo and multichannel formats, and delivers crystal-clear sound with no loss of audio quality.

The Metra ethereal AX-1X3TSPLIT 1x3 splitter has one Toslink optical digital input and three Toslink optical digital outputs. It allows you to distribute audio from a single optical digital source to as many as three different digital audio components with optical digital inputs. Its supports both stereo and multichannel formats, and delivers crystal-clear sound with no loss of audio quality.

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Product Highlights:

  • active Toslink optical digital audio splitter (1-in/3-out)
  • supports 2-channel PCM, Dolby Digital (up to 5.1-channel), and DTS (up to 5.1 -channel) audio formats with no loss of audio quality
  • includes external AC power supply with 45" cord
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 1x3 Active toslink splitter
  • AC Power adapter (w/ attached 45" DC cord)
  • User Manual

Product worked as advertised. Capably splits an optical signal and the power assist keeps the signal strong. Ordering was a pleasure. The assistant was knowledgeable and very customer oriented.

Kenneth, Moline, IL

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Metra ethereal AS-1X3TSPLIT Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(17 Reviews)

Great Vakus

Kenneth from Moline, IL on 12/11/2018

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Product worked as advertised. Capably splits an optical signal and the power assist keeps the signal strong. Ordering was a pleasure. The assistant was knowledgeable and very customer oriented.

Pros: Works flawlessly. Good value.

Cons: Could use a longer power cord.

Works great

Barry from Fuquay Varina, NC on 12/7/2018

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Works perfect. Great with new TVs that have no rca plugs

Pros: Plug and play

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Mckinney, TX on 11/30/2018

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Needed a splitter for Def-Tech W Studio Micro soundbar and Sennheiser RS185 headphones. After some quick research saw there were a number of options available . Well worth the price! This is a powered splitter and the benefits to that are worth the money to me for sure.

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Good piece

Den from New Hudson, MI on 11/5/2018

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I tried a couple different "splitters" from big box stores. The labeling for them was vague and they were cheap enough to take a chance. Both failed to produce any usable output signal. Waste of time. The Metra I got from Crutchfield worked perfectly and delivery was quick. Just another example of "you get what you pay for".

Pros: Simple setup, feels like quality

Cons: -

A great solution

Robert B. from Sarasota, FL on 10/1/2018

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What a great little appliance. Splits the optical signal from the TV perfectly to power the soundbar, headphones and a hearing aid transmitter. Never knew you could split an optical output. Well made.

Pros: Well made, works great, Cost effective

Cons: None

Does what it's supposed to

Mike from Sierra Vista, AZ on 9/23/2018

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Works as advertised w/o signal loss. I wish it had an off on switch , don't like the idea of electronics being left on 24-7. I put it on it's own strip protector with a toggle switch I can shut off. Product appears to be well made

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Quality splitter

Joe from Buford, GA on 8/5/2018

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My first splitter to purchase came from a different online retailer. It was cheaply made and lasted 2 months. The Metra splitter is a world of difference in quality. I installed it in 2 minutes. The splitter works great and now I can easily listen to my Bose sound system on my TV and get very clear sound privately from my headphones.

Pros: Small in size and high quality. No distortion.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Boerne, TX on 7/18/2018

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This little jewel works great. So easy to hook up.

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John from Nottingham, MD on 6/27/2018

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The optical splitter works perfectly! We used it to connect our Samsgung TV to both a sound bar and a bluetooth transmitter for our wireless earbuds. The splitter allows us to use the sound bar and the earbuds simultaneously without any degradation of sound quality. Well worth the price!

Pros: Small footprint Easy to set up

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Crutchfield customer from Rancho Mirage, CA on 6/20/2018

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Works Great!

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Crutchfield customer from Aspen, CO on 3/28/2018

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Easy set up, well built, solid

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Sam 12 from Chaptico, MD on 2/4/2018

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Easy to use, no power loss to either lines

Pros: Small, powerful, easy to use

Cons: A little pricey

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Crutchfield customer from Baton Rouge, LA on 1/24/2018

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This item has helped us a lot. Now we don't need to disconnect our sound bar to connect the headset that we purchased form Crutchfield. Which was another great investment. Thank you Crutchfield for always being so helpful.

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Digital audio splitter

Stephen from Twin Falls, ID on 1/12/2018

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This product will split your digital audio output into two audio streams to provide audio to two separate systems and amplify that output so that each system sees equal input as if the stream had not been split. It is simple to install and works as advertised.

Pros: Works as advertised and expected

Cons: None

Does what it says

Wayne from Gilford, NH on 12/18/2017

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I have only had it for a couple of weeks... Works as described, splits digital audio without any noticeable degradation.

Pros: Plug-and-play

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Culver, OR on 12/12/2017

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So far it is working ok. I have my amp and tv ears hook up to it and all is good. Think you for your helping on finding it I like it.

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Works as described

Rick from Saline, MI on 10/25/2017

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Successfully used to interface digital audio output from a Samsung 55" HDR TV to Sennheiser RS195 headphones for hearing impaired and to a McIntosh MA5200. After reading several reviews of non-powered devices, selected this device.

Pros: simple installation; small; power indicator light

Cons: none so far

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Features

1x3 Active Toslink Splitter: The Helios AX-1X3TSPLIT is a 1x3 active toslink splitter with one optical (toslink) digital input and three optical (toslink) digital outputs, allowing the distribution of one optical digital source signal to three different digital audio components with a optical (toslink) digital input. Its supports 2ch PCM, DTS (up 5.1), & Dolby Digital (up to 5.1) audio formats with no loss of audio quality.

External AC Power Supply: The included external AC power supply (with attached 45" cord) will need to be connected to an AC wall outlet. Input = 100-24V ~ 0.25A Max, 50/60Hz. Output = 5.0V 0 1.0A.

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I only have 1 optical outlet that's occupied by wireless earphones. I am adding a Sonos Beam so Crutchfield recommended this splitter. This will allow the Sonos Beam and wireless headphones to be connected to my tv [ Margaret  Dec 08, 2018 ]
To split optical digital signal from TV to send powered signal to both home audio system and hearing aid transmitter. [ Wayd La  Dec 08, 2018 ]
Only splitter I've seen that allows me to hear TV on my hearing aids while others enjoy the audio normally/concurrently [ C  Nov 28, 2018 ]
Crutchfield customer service was able to answer all of my questions before I made my purchase. [ Craig  Oct 17, 2018 ]
Tried off-the-rack big box store splitter. Did not work (don't know why, don't care about it) returned it. My time and frustration level are important. Crutchfield sells good stuff so I am giving this a try. I'll go back to that store next time I need a pizza, car battery, and socks. Not electronics... [ Dennis  Oct 11, 2018 ]
I need to listen to TV sound through headphones as well as to continue to allow sound through a soundbar and this splitter will allow that. [ Ronald  Jul 29, 2018 ]
Needed a 1-in, 3 out - most others were 3-in, 1-out [ Jon  Jul 02, 2018 ]
To split my digital optical signal from my tv to two different speaker systems. [ James  Jun 29, 2018 ]
Need a quality optical splitter that has no delay between its concurrent outputs. [ Daniel  Jun 05, 2018 ]
Because my TV had only one Toslink jack and I needed 3 Just another low voltage supply to connect to the plugstrip... [ Michael  May 02, 2018 ]
needed to have the sound bar for my wife and be able to listen to the headphones at the same time [ Donald  Feb 17, 2018 ]
wanted splitter than allows/gives capability to use all outputs simultaneously or at once, not only one as cheaper splitters do. Want for home theater amplifier + separate sound bar to be used at same time with the TV opt. output. [ Heidi  Jan 08, 2018 ]
So I could connect 1 tv to two sets of wireless headphones [ David  Dec 06, 2017 ]
I'm hoping it will work with my TV , sound bar and TV Ears. [ Douglas  Dec 05, 2017 ]
In addition to the Digital Audio out to my Yamaha YSP 1000 sound bar I needed a feed to my wife's Resound TV Streamer 2 that supports Dolby Digital using a digital optical cable. (The TV Streamer 2 wirelessly connects directly to her hearing aides.) I will be able to use the sound bar while she controls exactly what she needs through her Resound hearing aid application on her iPhone. [ Frans  Sep 18, 2017 ]

1 question already asked

Tim in VT. I have my audio-optical cable from my TV to the input and I have 2 output lines. One line goes to an audio-optical to analog converter to my analog stereo, the other goes to my bluetooth converter for my TV for my fancy-dancy hearing aids. I don't think I have really answered your question but this is how I use my splitter. [ Mark  Apr 06, 2018 ]
I went from audio digital output on tv to audio digital input on soundbar and receiver. Every thing works great . This is a good product for this setup. [ Abraham  Apr 06, 2018 ]
Yes, it's directional, if your asking if it splits a digital signal. But, if you need an analog output it will not work. Also, there are other devices that go 3 inputs to 1 output. This is the opposite of that. [ John  Apr 06, 2018 ]
Sorry. I don't know as I haven't tried connecting it in this manner. I can say, however, I noticed no discernible dropoff in signal quality and the device works well when used as intended. [ Lynn  Apr 06, 2018 ]
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