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How to get coax digital out of 3.5mm of comp into my DAC?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by jimbobuk, Jun 7, 2003.

  1. jimbobuk

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    I currently use a hoontech daughter card for my soundblaster live, which has full size coaxial outputs which i have connected to a coax digi lead into my DAC..

    I've now got a second computer with onboard (urgh) sound with a coaxial digital output in a small size, like 3.5mm standard line out sockets.. I need a lead to go from this 3.5mm to the more normal digital coax size, but most of the adapters for this would be to handle a stereo mini jack out into 2 phonos say... anyone know what kind of adapter/lead i'm looking for?

    Do maplins stock it, i doubt PC World would... have i gotta order something like this?!?! Thanks..

    Jim
     
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    I've just wondered.. I've assumed its coaxial.. could it possibly be optical.. how can you tell?!
     
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    Use your stereo 3.5mm to 2 phono jack and one of the 2 phono cables will carry the signal.
     
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    Try this and just a normal phono interconnect:

    MuFu.
     
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    If it is optical, it will usually have a cover on it, and when running, the red light used to transmit is clearly visible.
     

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