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quick question re soundards and co axial?

Discussion in 'Computer Components' started by Spacecat, Apr 14, 2001.

  1. Spacecat

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    What soundcard does dd/dts via a co axial out . Built my HTPC today but held off on sound card till confirmed thanks
     
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    Both the Creative 5.1 and the Sonic fury 6 channel output DD/Dts via a 3.5mm stereo jack plug. You just connect your coax to a twin phono to jack plug lead. Ie one phono outputs PCM (digital stereo) the other outputs s/pdif (AC3-Dolby 5.1/DTS 5.1 etc). They both have on board decoding for AC3-DD but DTS is comming via a software upgrade(rummoured!), in case your amp is 5.1 "in" only.......Paul
     
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    are all the relevant parts included with the card ? ( ihave a co axial cable and dd/dts amp so i am only interested in the pass thru
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    Both cards should come with a 3.5mm jack to twin phono lead, the sonic does. If the creative doesn't they only cost a £1 or so. On the sonic fury the white phono is PCM the red AC3 etc. Just a note the phono is male. Coaxes are normally male!, so a female to female adaptor (Maplins/Tandy!) is needed!. £00.99p etc.....Paul
     

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