Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by chrisstevens, Apr 24, 2005.
Forgive my stupidity on this subject but are the two the same?
in what sense?? they are both ways to transfer audio, but one is usually a Phono type connector using copper wire (Coaxial) with the other being a fibre-optic cable using a special S/PDIF connector.
In the sense that I can get a cable from my S/PDIF output to my Coaxial Input?
SPDIF (Sony-Philips Digital InterFace) can be carried via coaxial or optical cables. SPDIF defines the protocol for the data transfer, not the type of connector.
Coaxial SPDIF connections in the consumer market use RCA (phono) connectors while optical SPDIF connections are also referred to as TOSLink (Toshiba-Link).
So SPDIF is not necessarily the same as coaxial but it can be (put simply).
See here for more information: http://www.answers.com/topic/s-pdif
Cheers for the help guys! Just to clarify before I buy, Do I just use a regular Digital Coaxial cable then such as this one?
Depends on the 2 pieces of equipment, and which interface they both have?
Phono or Tosh-link, if its one of each, then you'll need a converter.
It would be from a S/PDIF out(ASUS A7N8X motherboard) to a Coaxial In(Pioneer NS-DV1000)
I suggest you read Reiners post again, S/PDIF is not a connector type!
I am now aware of this but this was the best description I could give based on what ASUS state on their own website: http://www.asus.com/prog/spec.asp?m=A7N8X Deluxe
(see the Back Panel I/O Ports section)
This is the board in question:
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