1. bill radley

    Recommendations for short coax lead?

    Hi, I have my Marantz cd player hooked up to Yamaha 801 amp. I have both RCA and Toslink set up so can use dac's on both units. So far Marantz definitely has lower frequency warmth. I'd like to try a coax connection too though guess there will be no difference from toslink. Cheap cables on...
  2. F

    Issues with Google TV surround sound when using a TOSLINK audio extractor with a 5.1 soundbar... How to properly switch to ARC?

    I'm having a bit of trouble with my surround sound setup. I recently switched from a fire stick to Chromecast with Google TV and surround sound doesn't work like it did before. With the fire stick the sound bar would see Dolby digital. Equipment (I know this is not good equipment, but it's what...
  3. B

    Dedicated Digital Optical Cable for Disc Player/M4 Soundbar?

    I am relatively new to the forum and to sound and video gear. For a bedroom setup I have a new 32" 1080p tv (Dolby Digital and DTS) and a barely used Sony BDP-S370 (also Dolby Digital and DTS) for dvd's and cd's. Next purchase will be a soundbar. The one in my sights is the QAcoustics M4 -...
  4. I

    One S TOSLink options?

    I have an Xbox one S in the bedroom. I wanna add a soundbar for Dolby atmos. I know DA can be passed over HDMI but can it go over toslink? Are the toslink capabilities in the one s superior to the standard OG Xbox One or are they the same?
  5. Ternst

    Autoplay - Denon X2700

    Hello all I have a Denon X2700 that works well for most purposes. However, as I have some B&O equipment in the house, I recently bought a Beosound Core to play music through my B&O app and link for multi-room with my other B&O products. It’s hooked up to the receiver with toslink (optical)...
  6. M

    Recommend a HDMI 2.0b toslink audio extractor please

    Hello all. Finally ordered a PS5 on Tuesday. I have a Steel Series Arctis Pro Wireless headset. Sometimes my PS5 will be played on a 4K 55 inch HDR TV (a TV that can actually do HDR properly - 'only' HDMI 2.0b though) and sometimes it will be played on a 27 inch 4K monitor (with HDR disabled on...
  7. D

    Why do most digital audio out / toslink ports FAIL to work with a "digital to analog audio converter"?

    My hearing-disabled older client has a set of special earphones that require a 3.5" ("aux") audio out jack. It used to be plugged into her old TV. Her new cheap Samsung TV does NOT have an audio out AUX port for a 3.5" jack. (The new TV is connected to Xfinity box via HDMI cable.) When I saw...
  8. MegaKen

    Dolby digital on 2 channel setup?

    I have a TV connected digital to a marantz receiver that goes to 2 front speakers. The signal coming from the TV is DD, and receiver recognizes it as such. But with 2 speakers is the DD output same as stereo or how is it different?
  9. PsbakerEight2

    HDMI optical, Toslink cables & speaker wire

    As part of a rewire of my house I’m installing the cables mentioned above. The HDMI optical is to link the TVs/AV points in my lounge and office. I’ve looked at HDMI over IP and I think HDMI optical will be a cheaper and more reliable method. Toslink is because my old Bose Lifestyle 18 uses this...
  10. M

    Do I need a Toslink to RCA adaptor?

    Hello all! A bit of help would be massively appreciated. I've historically been using Sonos as a multi-room system. In the lounge, I have been using a Sonos Connect, connected to a Pioneer A-30 Stereo Amp via analogue/RCA cable with external Dali Zensor speakers. All ok. I'm changing from...
  11. D

    Optical Output not recognising TOSLink Switch Box

    I have just purchased a 49NANO866na and connected the optical cable from my set-up but no sound came through my system. I run my optical sound through a powered TOSLink switch box which allows up to 3 inputs and 2 outputs. This allows me to use my sound system for multple devices, including a...
  12. bag head

    Input quandary

    I have a Yamaha RN602 and (a newly acquired) Yamaha CD S300. I have a TV playing via Optical 1 and a CCA in Optical 2 (as part of a CCA household set up). There isn't a 3rd optical in for the CD. The system is used mainly for TV and streaming via the MusicCast app so CCA and CD are both...
  13. S

    HDMI to TOSLINK audio

    Hi there, this is my first post on the Forum. I have just signed up a Tribal HiFi subscription and am looking to get the stream from my Lenovo ThinkBook i7 laptop's HDMI port to my Marantz PM6005 amplifier's DAC - to this end I bought an HDMI extractor and connected it to my amp with TOSLINK...
  14. M

    Want to upgrade sound system to have BT and Toslink connectivity need advice.

    Dear all avforum users. This is my first post in avforums, after a long time I would like to improve my audio system to have BT and Toslink connectivity. Current setup: Behringer b3031a (active monitors) + cheap DAC HiFimeDIY UX1 ES9023. One thing that this system lacks is more punch in the...
  15. AlanX

    Question Adding TOSlink 2x1 switch to Harmony hub devices

    I am successfully using my Harmony hub to control my home cinema stuff. I now want to add a LiNKFOR SPDIF Toslink Switcher 2x1 Digital Optical Audio Switch, to route two audio signals (not simultaneously) to Sennheiser cordless phones. I can switch the S/PDIF inputs using the Linkfor's IR remote...
  16. J

    Streamer with Ethernet and toslink

    Hi, I am looking for a streamer that has an Ethernet in and toslink out and has Spotify Connect built in. I don’t t need a DAC as my amp has a good built in DAC. Anybody have any (cheapish) ideas?
  17. P


    Hello, I recently purchased a Philips 55OLED803. I am pretty thrilled with it, but I have one nuisance and maybe you guys can help me with it => using an external sound system and CEC problems. I have an older HT-C5550 Blu-Ray player + sound system from Samsung. It's hooked up via HDMI (HDMI 1...
  18. A

    LG E8 - ARC or eARC?

    I have an LG E8 65in and a Sony HT-XF9000 Sound Bar, both acquired within the last few days. As I have multiple content sources (Amazon 4K Fire Stick, SkyQ box and Sony UBP-X700 4K Blu-ray player) I have connected them to the E8 as follows: Fire Stick to HDMI 1, SkyQ to HDMI 3 and Blu-ray player...
  19. K

    Question NAD C368 + C568: Analogue or Digital connection?

    Which of these has the better DAC? I am planning to purchase the NAD C368 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier and partner it with the NAD C568 CD player. The C368 amp allows for analogue and digital inputs (coax and fibre). I was planning to connect the CD Player to the amp using good quality RCA...
  20. RMAudio

    Problem with TOSLINK from HDMI with Lindy DAC

    Problem with TOSLINK from HDMI with Lindy DAC Hi all. First Time post here :-) Looking for ideas here: I picked up a couple of DACs and a HDMI Audio Extractor via the Maplin clearance. So it's basically a) a rebadged LINDY DAC b) what...
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