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1 kvm switch, 2 computers, 3 monitors.. & 1 set of ext. speakers?

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#1 frldyz


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Posted 09 September 2017 - 04:18 PM

I'm looking @ getting a KVM switch.

Currently I have 3 monitors ( no built in speakers ) and 2 PC's.

Right now I have my external speakers ( Logitech ) hooked up to 1 PC.


I'd like to get a KVM switch so I can switch between both computers and all 3 monitors.

But what do I do about my audio since I only have 1 set of external speakers?


Some of the KVM switches I've looked at have a multiple audio out jacks in the back next to the computer port. But I only have 1 set of speakers?


Do I need to get a 2nd set of speakers? Or is it possible to have this 1 set of external speakers work when switching between both computers?


I did find this audio jack splitter.

Would this be appropriate to split the audio cable between both KVM ports

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#2 mjd420nova


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 12:19 PM

Being that you have no multiple source for audio, each source (PC) would it's own set of speakers or a box to select the source for one set of speakers.  Some units have front and rear jacks for audio output but most MOBOs will detect where a jack is plugged in and disable the other, so a dual output isn't possible.

#3 Kilroy


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 03:35 PM

Can you post a link to the KVM.  I would almost assume that you would only need on set of speakers if the KVM supported audio.

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