Analogue output from airport express

Is there something odd about the output in analogue?
I have two analogue inputs I use on my home stereo. From the airport and from Sky. To save me switching cables all the time, I bought an analogue hub.
Sky works fine, it doesn't like the airport. Sky will work in any of the 3 inputs but airport will work in none of them. Oddly, as I change channels from input 1 to 2, there is a fleeting hearing of the airport output. Direct connection to the stereo Works fine.
This is all a bit odd to me but perhaps I am being really dim. Any thoughts?

If you temporarily connect a pair of stereo headphones to the audio port of the 802.11n AirPort Express Base Station (AXn) does the audio quality appear to be normal? If so, then the AXn is not the issue and it could be the cables, the analog hub, or the stereo.

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