My aural memory is just too short to effectively do comparisons by constantly shutting off the source/manipulating cables, etc.
I want to make my own high quality passive speaker selector for the sole purpose of switching between two sets of speakers for A/B comparisons. This will not be a permanent component in any of my rigs but I don't want it to color or affect the sonics at all or at least as minimally as possible.
I am not sure what's avail commercially but I think what I want to do is a very simple project, I just need guidance on the right parts to use.
So I need some suggestions on either a tried and true commercial product (good cost to value) or good quality parts and a source.
I know what I can find at RS-but I am suspecting that I can do better than that. I want to keep this quality but also fairly inexpensive.
5 way binding posts (well to handle up to 10ga bare wire, spades and bananas)
Internal hookup wiring and what guage.
What to use as a switch? Rotary? DPDT Rocker? Relay?
Do I need to consider anything else? Such as anything to handle transients/surges during the switching or anything like that?
Do I have to stop the source before switching or can I switch 'live' safely?
I'm considering do this for ICs as well-again strictly for A/B comparisons.