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3.5mm to coax (apple airport to Sony HT)

marky2027

Established Member
I want to connect my newly ordered Apple Airport to Sony DAV system. I want to use coax as my Sky HD is connected to home theatre via optical and I want the airport to have priority. Excuse my ignorance here but can a simple adapter like this Phono Socket to 3.5mm Mono Adapter Only £1.89 at TVCables carry the digital signal along with this cable
1.5m Digital Audio Coaxial Cable - Phono Only £4.07 at TVCables
I have seen some digital coax cables with one end terminating in a 3.5mm minijack but they are quite pricey. I do realise that I could use an optical cable witha TOSlink to 3.5mm adapter but I wanted to use coax.
 

marky2027

Established Member
Thanks for reply but I think I have sorted it. The airport only outputs digital via optical cable with a small toslink adapter. I need coax into my system though. I have since found a box of tricks that will convert optical in to coax out which will enable digital coax into my home theatre.
 
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Deleted member 30535

Guest
I thought that may be the case and why I asked about the Airport! It seemed that the 3.5mm jack was stereo analogue output.
 
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Deleted member 30535

Guest
Ah, OK, didn't realise that one of the ubiquitous Apple adapters would also give optical digital as well as analogue stereo.
 

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