As this device can switch anything TOSLINK, I use it in the studio to switch my first bank of ADATs in and out. Previous to this, I had to gently pull the cable from behind my computer, which was a problem. If your inputs are always active, like mine (my device is constantly searching for a digital input, and reverts to analog when the signal is absent), then loud damaging distortion can wreak havoc on your system. Such distortion is still an issue with this device (anything that will physically unplug a live digital source), however the connector inside this switch is spring loaded, so a smooth and quick source change can result in much less distortion. For me, the distortion was shorting out my usb hard drive, and loud pops occurred on the channels in question, but now that is no longer the case. I was surprised by the size of it, but you mount it on the side of your cabinet and it is a very easily accessible, easy to use part of your system. No complaints here, it does what you want. And yeah, plugging and unplugging live digital sources isn't a good idea in general, but if you must, this thing is a good way to go. Be sure to keep your speaker volume at a minimum just in case.