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Metra ethereal AS-1X3TSPLIT

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

Item # 120AS1X3TS

The Metra ethereal AX-1X3TSPLIT 1x3 splitter has one Toslink optical digital input and three Toslink...

The Metra ethereal AX-1X3TSPLIT 1x3 splitter has one Toslink optical digital input and three Toslink...

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Item # 120AS1X3TS

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$29.99

About the Metra ethereal AS-1X3TSPLIT

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
  • MFR # AS-1X3TSPLIT

What's in the box:

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

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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 one optical output and it is being used for my sound bar, I want to use both sound bar and Sennheiser rs175 at the same time. Another person suggested this in the question and answer section. [ Baron  Apr 30, 2020 ]
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Needed an extra optical out for some headphones-- hopefully this works! [ Kurt  Feb 18, 2020 ]
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I NEED ED AN EXTRA OPTICAL CABLE OUTLET [ WILLIAM R.  Jan 24, 2020 ]
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Thought it would help set up my system. Reviews were good. [ Joseph  Oct 22, 2019 ]
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Recommended by John, tech support, when I spoke to him on the 31st about connecting digital wireless headsets to a Sony XBR X-800E. John was very helpful and knowledgeable. [ FRANK  Feb 02, 2019 ]
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Needed this item due to my Samsung TV does not have audio out port. Splitter needed to hook up RS 175 headphones. Thank you for your expertise and my experience dealing with such nice people. Thank you, ML Hahn [ Martin  Jan 25, 2019 ]
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Mac was great adviser [ HERMAN L  Jan 21, 2019 ]
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If it works like I hope, I will make better use of soundbar, a/v receiver and speaker system. [ Dirk  Jan 14, 2019 ]
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Good price and good reviews. [ Mark  Dec 16, 2018 ]
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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 ]
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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 ]
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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 ]
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Crutchfield customer service was able to answer all of my questions before I made my purchase. [ Craig  Oct 17, 2018 ]
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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 ]
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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 ]
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Needed a 1-in, 3 out - most others were 3-in, 1-out [ Jon  Jul 02, 2018 ]
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To split my digital optical signal from my tv to two different speaker systems. [ James  Jun 29, 2018 ]
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Need a quality optical splitter that has no delay between its concurrent outputs. [ Daniel  Jun 05, 2018 ]
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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 ]
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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 ]
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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 ]
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So I could connect 1 tv to two sets of wireless headphones [ David  Dec 06, 2017 ]
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I'm hoping it will work with my TV , sound bar and TV Ears. [ Douglas  Dec 05, 2017 ]
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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 ]
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Does this feed both outputs simultaneously?
[ Denis  Apr 11, 2020 ]
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Yes it does.
[ Russell  Apr 21, 2020 ]
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Yes,
[ Mark  Apr 21, 2020 ]
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yes,a good purchase. connects the soundbar and earphone a good advice and instructions from you ,how to connect it
[ Bernhard  Apr 20, 2020 ]
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Yes it does, I use it with a special type of headphones i bought from crutchfield because i am hard of hearing and sometimes i need the tv louder and the other people in the room don't. So they can listen through the tv the regular way and I can listen through my headset. Very happy with this product.
[ B  Apr 20, 2020 ]
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Yes. That's the point of using this unit.
[ Coppy  Apr 20, 2020 ]
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Yes it does and is plugged in so it's on all time which didn't work for me so I went with a non electric switcher.
[ Michael  Apr 20, 2020 ]
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I have my stereo, my TV and wireless bluetooth Sanheiser headphones all utilizing this The headphone base unit has optical, as do the other 2.
[ BARRY  Apr 20, 2020 ]
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Is this device "directional?" I understand one input to three output devices. How about multiple input devices to one set of speakers?
[ Tim in VT  Apr 06, 2018 ]
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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 ]
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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 ]
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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 ]
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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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