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SB Live 7.1 24Bit Sound Card

Discussion in 'Computer Components' started by chuckalicious, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. chuckalicious

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    Quick question.

    Does anyone use a Sound Blaster Live 7.1 24Bit sound card in their PC?

    My question is, the card has a SPDIF output, in the form of a 3.5mm socket. The Sound Blaster site says

    * Supports SPDIF Out for Stereo Digital Speaker/ connection with Creative Digital I/O Module (sold separately)

    Now I thought I'd be able to just use a 3.5mm to Coax/RCA converter and use my standard coax digital cable to my AV amp. Is that correct? I don't want to out and buy this card only to find I can't use it with my coax input on my amp.
     
  2. shaithis

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    You need a mono 3.5mm to phono jack the the one here
     
  3. chuckalicious

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    I thought so!

    You're a star. Think I'll pop out and buy one of those today :)
     
  4. bradleyjonesuk

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    I have that soundcard and the same setup as you want . It all works apart from with about 10% of songs I get a bad hissing from the speakers!! I posted this in the forum aswell today.

    Also If you want cables I recommend the following website: www.tvcables.co.uk. They are very very helpful, cheap and delivery costs are very good too.

    The part you want is :http://www.tvcables.co.uk/cgi-bin/tvcables/AD011.html . Its only £1.50 and the postage/packing will probably only be about £1 or less.

    I also got a 10m digital coaxial cable for £6.

    Cheers

    Brad
     
  5. chuckalicious

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    Thanks :)

    Reason I need a converter is because I already have a coax cable (about £50) which I used with my DVD player to my amp, so no point in wasting it :)

    That is a very cheap site though, will be bookmarking that one.
     

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