Maplin Digital Optical 2 Way Splitter

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About this product


  • Gold-plated connectors
  • Durable plastic housing
  • 5 Year Warranty

Product overview

• Gold-plated connectors
• Durable plastic housing
• 5 Year Warranty

Digital Optical cable is also known as a TOSlink™ connector.
This Optical Splitter can split a digital signal to two audio systems, from one signal source.

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Our Maplin cables feature fully wired connectors and shielded cables where required throughout the range, delivering high fidelity audio and video signals across a vast range of connectors and dedicated adapters.
The Maplin cable range features hard wearing cable construction, with colour-coded, compact connectors available for almost any use. All Maplin cables are quality assured, with a 5 year warranty across the range.

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good but... Bought today to split optical out from my TV into 2 devices. Be aware you need 3 optical cables for it to work as advertised. It won't plug into a TV directly as I had assumed and this wasn't mentioned in store either. This means you need to buy another optical cable to actually connect to the splitter, plus any extra cables to run to your destination devices, so it starts getting expensive. Why wouldn't they just design it to plug directly into the source? I think the product description should have made this clear. However, it works well once connected up.
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not for me I needed a splitter to connect both my top box and ps3 into my surround sound system. With ps3 turned off I tried the box first, there was a marked degrade in sound quality, ( sound droppping out with piping noises) So I checked the connections they all were fine. So I tried just the ps3 with the top box turned off. There was no sound. Using the same cables I wired the sp3 without the splitter and the sound was fine, did the same with the top box and the sound was fine. I can only conclude that this splitter is rubbish, or is not compatible with the items i was using.
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I have a hearing problem and been searching for a long time for something that would help me listen to TV at night as everyone else can hear the TV when it’s low at night. My issue was I have an LG TV which doesn’t allow duel/multi devices so it was buy a new TV or a device for people with hearing difficulties. So I did and after that I needed a duel optical adapter for reading so after reading the reviews I was worried about the quality of this but I can honestly say I found no reduction in the quality. It’s brilliant and works well
Date published: 2018-02-08
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I have a Samsung Smart TV with one Optical output. Its connected to a Samsung Soundbar. I now have a Phonak TV Streamer for hearing aids, also with a single optical input connector. Will I be able to use splitter to connect the two for dual use?

Asked by: Woodturner
This product works exactly as described *This Optical Splitter can split a digital signal to two audio systems, from one signal source. Which appears to be exactly the way you wish to utilise it.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2018-02-12

I have a Tos link output on my tv and want to connect it & blu ray player & set top box's optical outputs all into my amps input. What do I need, will this work or do I need a 3 way splitter?

Asked by: Joe18
Given that you state you have THREE devices that you wish to connect to ONE input it would be prudent to use a 3 way switch such as
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2018-01-19

I have sound box and a PS4, i got Sky yesterday and realized that my soundbox has only 1 optical output port it works both with Sky and the PS4 alone but i have to manualy unplug the cable and put into whichever im using will this connect both ?

Asked by: Gary72
I have tried Jass advice, it does work but the sound level is greatly reduced, which is a bummer, so I think I should get a splitter plus 2 extra cables which would mean I can turn off which ever unit I am mot using and hopefully have full sound affect.
Answered by: Oggioggi
Date published: 2018-01-08

I have put this in the line between a smart tv & a sound bar & it doesn't work (but direct cabling from tv to sound bar works fine). Does this work with all types of optical output? Any thoughts?

Asked by: MartynKSA
Hi Dominic I know it SHOULD work, but it doesn't, so any idea what the issue is? Is it the splitter, or the cables? LG say could be signal degredation
Answered by: MartynKSA
Date published: 2018-01-04

I currently have the transmitter of one set of Sennheiser wireless headphones plugged into the back of my TV with optical. Will this split the optical to permit a further identical transmitter for another pair of headphones?

Asked by: neenaw
Yes that is exactly what it does
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-11-28

We want to connect a humax pvr and a ps3 to a sound bar with 1 input. What splitter do we require?

Asked by: Peter
You would need to create a new question and let us know what types of connection you are using for us to recommend a product.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-10-30

Will this send audio from my tv to a surround sound system and a soundbar simultaneously?

Asked by: Eamonn
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application, I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-08-14

I have a Samsung smart TVs using a single optical out to drive a Panasonic theatre system. I wish to split the signal to a sender unit compatible with wireless headphones .will I encounter any problems with this. Thank you

Asked by: Gaggs
Hello, We cannot guarantee you will not experience any problems but this should work with that setup just fine.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-05-22
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