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Converting Coaxial to Analog Phono

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by Williambatey, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. Williambatey

    Williambatey
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    Hi all,
    I wonder if anyone can help me with this one. I have a DVD with Digital 5.1 Coaxial out. I need to convert this to Analog phono to feed a 5.1 speaker system which takes RCA phono for Front / Rear Cent and Sub is there a converter box around that will do this ?

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    William
     
  2. Knightshade

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    Hi William,
    Yes it's called a 5.1 amp! :)
    You have a coax output from your DVD player this is digital signal. The signal needs to go through digital to analogue conversion. This will usually be done by a AV Processor. This will contains DAC (Digital to analogue)/Processor and pre and power amp stages. This will then output to the speakers. I assume your DVD doesn't have any amplification built in?
    Are your speakers amplified?
    If not you will need an amplifier of some sort.
    If this is the case I suggest you post in the AV AMP section and someone will be able to give some advice.
     
  3. Reiner

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    Assuming your speaker set has it's own amplification than the most suitable device is a stand-alone decoder.
    Those are not made anymore but you can probably get them 2nd hand:

    Denon AVD-1000 (DTS)
    Denon AVD-2000 (DD)
    Millenium 2.4.6 (DTS)
    Technics SC-AH500 (DD & DTS?)
    Yamaha DDP-2 (DD)

    Alternatively you can choose any AV amp/receiver with pre-outs for all channels, but you will have all the amplification redundant. An AV pre-amp / AV processor could also be used but they are rather expensive.
     

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