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Basic Power Amplifier with Digital Input


Standard Member
As I have just started my own business working from home, I've recently relocated a load of DJ equipment from my study to give me more space to work and I find the only reason I'm keeping my HI-FI in the study is so I can output my PC and Mac through my Tannoy M2 speakers.

The Mac is connected via TOS-Link Digital Optical Cable to a Sony Minidisk player that is plugged into a Cambridge Audio A5 amplifier.

I'd really like to move the hI-FI downstairs to accompany the DJ equipment and all I need upstairs is an amplifier that accepts a TOS-Link input and can be connected to my Tannoy M2 speakers. I have had a look around the net bt I cant find anything that seems to offer this that isnt a fully blown AV receiver.

Is anyone aware of a basic and relatively inexpensive (as cheap as possible!) power amplifier that would accept a TOS-Link input and solve the problem? :confused:
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"Power amplifiier" and "digital inputs" is a self-contradiction and consequently there's no such thing by definition. Any amplifier taking digital inputs must have both a DAC (to get the analogue signal) and some form of subsequent signal attenuation (volume control = preamplifier). You will need an integrated amplifier with an internal DAC. Cambridge Audio is a name that comes to mind at the more budget end.

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