Connecting a blu ray to my amp, cable help please

spottydog10

Standard Member
Hiya,

I'm trying to connect my Sony blu ray BDP S1500 to my Yamaha amp CRX M170 via the digital audio out on the Sony.
Unfortunately the 2 have different digital connections.
The Sony is an RCA SPDIF and the Yamaha is a TOSlink (I think, see pics, the grey fits the Sony and the black fits the Yamaha)

Can I get an all in one cable with different end connectors or do I need some type of converter box?
Thanks,
Mike
 

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andy1249

Distinguished Member
The grey one is co ax digital, the other one is optical.

There are converters to be had that are cheap and do the job of converting an optical signal to one suitable for a co ax cable, but they are no good to you as the digital socket on the yamaha is an output not an input and you cannot connect an output to an output.

There are no analog outputs on that blu ray player, so your only option would be a DAC that takes an optical input and gives an analog output for coonection to the aux in on your amp.

Something like this maybe?
FiiO D3 192KHz/24 Bit Digital To Analog Converter: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics
With DACs the sky is the limit in terms of budget but given the equipment in question I wouldnt bother spending much more than that for a DAC.

If you want better, there are plenty of budget HDMI receivers on the market. When it comes to blu ray, HDMI is by far the better connection.
 
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dante01

Distinguished Member
The grey one is co ax digital, the other one is optical.

There are converters to be had that are cheap and do the job of converting an optical signal to one suitable for a co ax cable, but they are no good to you as the digital socket on the yamaha is an output not an input and you cannot connect an output to an output..


There are both convertors to converts optixal S/PDIF to digital coax and digital coax to optical. I've already provided a link to the correct convertor needed.
 

andy1249

Distinguished Member
There are both convertors to converts optixal S/PDIF to digital coax and digital coax to optical. I've already provided a link to the correct convertor needed.

I know Dante, but check the amp, its a dab receiver with one optical output, also i have changed my DAC link as the sony has co ax out and the first dac ilinked to didnt have co ax in.

yamaha crx m170
 

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dante01

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ON further investogation, the Yamaha CRXM170 doesn't appear to have an optical S/PDIF input and the port is an S/PDIF output?


As stated by andy1249, you'd need to convert the BD player's digital audio output to analogue in order to facilitate a connection between the player and the amp. You cannot have a direct digital audio connection between the two devices.
 

spottydog10

Standard Member
Ah, I see. If the Yamaha digital is only output (I wonder why?) that puts an end to it.
I can link the Sony to my TV HDMI and back out to the amp with phono plugs.

Thanks for the help it was much appreciated,
Mike
 

PC1975

Distinguished Member
Ah, I see. If the Yamaha digital is only output (I wonder why?) that puts an end to it.
I can link the Sony to my TV HDMI and back out to the amp with phono plugs.

Thanks for the help it was much appreciated,
Mike
Why didn't I think of that :rolleyes:
 

andy1249

Distinguished Member
Why didn't I think of that :rolleyes:
TV model wasnt mentioned, some will do that with external HDMI connected devices, some wont!
If it does, then no problem.
 

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