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Flexson Optical Digital Audio Switcher for Sonos PLAYBAR

Four-input selector for connecting additional digital audio sources

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Product Highlights:

  • four-input, one-output optical digital audio switcher for the Sonos PLAYBAR
  • switch between your TV and other additional digital sources like a gaming system, CD player, or Blu-ray player
  • provides a reliable, lossless audio signal transmission
  • includes remote control to easily switch between sources
  • compact footprint makes for an easy and discreet installation
  • 3-15/16"W x 1-3/8"H x 4-1/2"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 4-Way digital audio switcher (for Sonos PlayBar)
  • AC power adapter (attached 6' DC cord)
  • 4 AC plug adapters (US/UK/EU/AU)
  • Remote control (CR-72)
  • CR2025 3V battery (installed in remote)
  • Instructions

Flexson Optical Digital Audio Switcher for Sonos PLAYBAR Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(1 Review)

Works great but design could be much better.

Bruce from Leander, TX on 9/21/2017

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Overall, I would rate it at 3.5 stars but you can't select that. I just hooked it up and it appears to meet my needs so it will remain. But the overall design could be much better. Poor design. Input jacks are on one side (relative to facing) and the IR sensor and output jack is on the other side. Power in the rear. This means the unit cannot be easily placed next to other units. If you want the selector lights pointing forward, that means the IR sensor is on the side. Plus the IR sensor has difficulty picking up signals from just 8-10 feet away. With input and output jacks on the side, you have cables running from each side. All jacks (input/output) should be in the rear. Come'on...really? I use heavier optical cables which just compounds the issue. Plastic case. For the price, it should be metal. I took the risk to pay a much higher price than many switches on other online sites. But those reviews were mixed on reliability. I'm hoping by paying more I'm getting better quality. But we all know how that goes :-) Time will tell. But initial results are encouraging.

Pros: switch works as expected Remote works as expected

Cons: IR sensor on the side. Difficulty detecting signals from as close as 8 feet away. Input jacks on one side and output jack on the opposite side. All jacks should be in the rear.


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4-Way Digital Audio Switcher: The Flexson 4-Way Digital Audio Switcher adds another Optical (Toslink) digital input to your Sonos PlayBar (sold separately). Now, you can connect four digital audio source devices directly to the Sonos PlayBar speaker; for example your flat-panel TV, cable box/satellite receiver, Blu-ray player, and game console.

Lossless Audio Transmission (Dolby Digital/DTS compatible): The Flexson 4-Way Digital Audio Switcher provides reliable and lossless audio signal transmission of 2ch PCM, Dolby Digital, & DTS audio signals (up to 196kHz). Now you can connect your Blu-ray player, Cable Box/Satellite Receiver, Game Console, and TV into the PlayBar separately without having to sacrifice sound quality.

Note: The digital optical output terminals of most newer flat-panel TVs only send an audio signal in 5.1ch when receiving Dolby Digital/DTS surround sound from the TV's built-in tuner, network connection, or connected USB device; and will output only 2ch stereo from sources connected to the TV via HDMI, or RCA (like your Blue-ray/DVD player or satellite/cable box).

4 Inputs/1 Output: This 4-Way Digital Audio Switcher is equipped with 4 Optical (Toslink) digital inputs and 1 Optical (Toslink) digital output. Connect your four digital audio source components to the switcher's inputs and the switcher's output to your Sonos PlayBar speaker optical digital input.

Note: Do not use an Optical (Toslink) digital audio cable that is longer than 16.4' (5m).

Remote Control: The included IR remote provides wireless Power On/Off and Input 1-4 Switching of the 4-Way Digital Audio Switcher. There is also a Power On/Off button and Input Select button on the switcher.

Compact Design: This 4-Way Digital Audio Switcher is compact and measures only 3.9375" (w) x 1.375" (h) x 4.5" (d).

AC Power Adapter: The Flexson 4-Way Digital Audio Switcher is powered by standard household current using the supplied AC power adapter (100-240V).

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I did not have enough optical inputs on receiver. [ WILLIAM T  Apr 30, 2017 ]

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