I said I run the Fuze through my 50 watt amp. I first ran it through the same input switching box that I run my radio, TV/VHS (the TV reciever is part of the VHS recorder/player) and DVD player. I ran the Fuze in the 4 hole by use of a stereo RCA patch cable with a stereio 3.5 mm plug into the earphone jack, then to the switch box. However, I found the volume from the earphone to be weak, even at High and I had to crank up the amp. Since then I took the output from the Fuze out of the input switch box and put it into the mag cart phono input. I have a small problem with the fidelity now but it is better than having to jack up the amp volume then having to drop it for use with the radio, TV/VHS and DVD. What suprpised me about this is that the output level of the Fuze is audible while that of the other components is not (hence the need for an amp). In the early days of “high efficiency” speakers. a person would demonstrate how good his system was by taking a 9v transistor radio, plugging one end of a chord into the earphone jack and the other into one the speaker boxes and playing the radio through his speaker, which was perfectly feasible.
So that you understand, an input switch box is a box with 4 sets of in’s that take L.R, Vid, S-Vid and sometimes component Vid. Each of these has a corresponding on/off push swich. These feed to a single set of matching out’s (L, R, Vid ect) I route the L and R into the amp and the Vid into the TV set video terminal. I feed my cable box into the TV section of the TV/VHS player/recordeer Techically the box is called a “channe” and since it lets only one input through at a time, it is called a “selector channel”. There is another kind of channel called a multiplexor channel that lets any number of inputs through at once and is also called, if it has a pre-amp and controls, a mixer. This is used mostly in music production. Virtual mixers are part of Audacity, Kristal and Cubase, to name a few. In the 1970’s and early 80’s some “multi-channel” keyboard instrumemnts lik the Crumar Orchestrator, Ymaha Symphonic Keyboard SK-xx series and Moog Opus 3 had bult-in mixers for the separate sections (Piano/harpsi/clav, strings, brass, organ) and some had separate out jacks that could be plugged into a studio mixing board for recording.
Now what I was asking about was if there are mp3 players more suited to being fixed-positioned like the DVD or VHS player that stay in one place, rather than being put in and taken out like I do with my Fuze