Audigy 2 > amp via digital out?

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  1. garyc

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    Hi,

    I have a audigy 2 sound card and want to output the 5.1 audio from the digital output jack to my external amp but the output jack is only a 3.5mm and the amp has an rca input.

    Any help on the cable I need?

    cheers

    Gary
     
  2. DaveP

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    It's not a cable exactly. You need a minijack to female phono adapter.

    Dave
     
  3. phfjones

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    DaveP,

    I have this card and I bought a 3.5mm jack to optical cable for #10.00.

    Having said that I have not got it working yet!

    I am putting a call into Creative tomorrow.

    Paul
     
  4. DaveP

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    It doesn't do optical out, it's electrical co-ax!

    Dave
     
  5. phfjones

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    Ah! 10.00 well spent then!

    Cheers

    Paul
     
  6. garyc

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    cheers guys
     
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    Electrical co-ax?

    Never heard of that, do you mean you get a phona to 3.5mm adapter and then use a digital coax cable from the adapter which is in the Audigy to the amp?

    Cheers
     
  8. DaveP

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    I was trying to differentiate between optical and co-ax. Optical uses light and digital co-ax uses electricity. :lesson:

    Perhaps next time I should assume everyone knows what digital co-ax is.

    Dave
     
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    The above combo - min jack to phono then digital phono cable (75 ohm) work fine. I have this setup. Found a gold plated minijack to phono at maplin, then used an old video coax.
     
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    Yup, that works or use the left hand channel of a 3.5mm -> 2 phono like those used to connect personal stereos to a hifi. :)
     
  12. phfjones

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    All,

    Me too. Went to Maplin and Hey Presto, all working!
    Great job all,

    Paul
     

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