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S/PDIF outputs

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by jpfrost, Apr 19, 2005.

  1. jpfrost

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    I am trying to put together a HTPC. My current PC has onboard 7.1 sound but as far as I can tell has no S/PDIF output (not really sure what to look for!) to connect to my AMP.

    Is there anyway to convert my 7.1 outputs to coax/optical input on my AMP?
    Or is my only option to buy a sound card with S/PDIF outputs?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Skunkpipe

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    depending on your sound chip there may be an option to turn one of the outputs (such as line/Front L-R out) to spdif - This will give you co-ax SPDIF, you'd just need a 3.5mm jack -> RCA cable.

    However there are issues with some onboard sound chips getting anything more than DD-2/Stereo out over SPDIF.
     
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    I actually got a normal cd rom audio cable cut off one end and soldered on a normal coax socket then connected the other end to the spdif header which was on my motherboard. worked flawlessly with my pc. do a search for spdif pinouts on google different motherboards have different pinouts i think. Mike
     

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