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audigy to pioneer amp?

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  1. myszka

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    How do i do this?
    There is no optical output on the Audigy so whats the best way to connect to my amp?
    I do have onboard sound as an option on my shuttle BUT the optical out is on the front of the case so this would not be the tidiest option.I would prefer to use the Audigy.
    Advice greatly appreciated.
    Bob
     
  2. mikeycrawford

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    what model of pioneer do you have? Mine (the 814) has coaxial digital-in
     
  3. DaveP

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    A lot of people would say digital co-ax is the best way, so you can just get a mini jack to RCA converter and connect to your amp via co-ax.

    If your amp hasn't got co-ax input you could consider getting a co-ax to fibre converter from Maplin.

    Dave
     
  4. Razor

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    God but you guys are quick :)
    I,ll get a 3.5 jack to rca converter then and connect from the line out on the Audigy to the coaxial on my 502?
    Thanks.
    As an aside,i only hooked up my pc and hitachi lcd to play half life 2 and now i wish i had taken the htpc route before buying my pioneer 575a dvd player last week .I may return it.Its just that i cant get my AIW 9800 pro to show a resolution higher than 1024 even though i am using the dvi cable/socket.If i go to settings etc i have a choice of 2 settings for the display.The first is a default of 1024 etc.The second can be "set" to 1280 etc and higher but even though i then tick the option to use that display resolution and to make that display my default display,it wont save. I am using the latest Omegas.Any thoughts.If i can get these issues sorted AND a digi tv card then i will be a very happy man :)
     
  6. Razor

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    For custom resolutions especially if you have an ATI card try powerstrip. You can set the resolution and the refresh rate. :)
     
  7. myszka

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    Sorry to reprise this but...
    Went to Maplins and thsey told me i needed a 3.5 to phono adapter-so 2 phono,s at the other end .I assume this is wrong?
     
  8. DaveP

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    It may work, I was using such a thing on my audigy before it died. I'm back to an SB Live for the time being and that didn't work with the stereo jack but it does with a mono one.

    Get them to guarantee to swap it, if it doesn't work.

    Dave
     
  9. myszka

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    Were you using phono stereo cables?
    If so were you limited to stereo output via your reciver or could you get 5.1 sorround?
     
  10. Razor

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    You need a 3.5mm mini jack to phono conector. It can be stereo or mono you'll get the same results. :)
     
  11. myszka

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    Sorry to drag this out :rolleyes:
    BUT do i then connect to the reciever via coaxial cable OR stereo phono cables?
     
  12. DaveP

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    use a co-ax cable to connect to the co-ax (digital) in on the amp.

    You only need a single cable

    Dave
     
  13. myszka

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    Thanks.
    Off to Maplins..
     

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