Sony STR DB1080



Posted previously about connecting my Audigy2 soundcard to my Sony 1080 receiver.

I established I needed to purchase some digital coax cable, and a 3.5mm adapter (Maplins).

The adapter is connected to one end of the cable, then into the digital out of the Audigy soundcard.

Problem is I have no idea where the other end goes into at the Receiver end.

I did read on here to plug it into the coaxial input of the receiver, trouble is the only one I can see - DVD/LD Coaxial in, is already being used for my DVD player.

Help appreciated!


Your Sony only has a single co-axial digital input. That is where you need to connect your signal from the PC.

Does your DVD player have an optical output? If it has you could use that & free the co-axial input.

AFAIK you can get an adapter to change a digital signal from co-axial to optical. Your amp has 3 or 4 optical inputs.



I have a Toshiba 330e DVD player, which does have an optical output.

For the time being I am going to try the co-axial input for the Audigy2 connection, and revert to using the standard RCA phono cable to connect my DVD player.

Will definitely look into your suggestion of purchasing a co-axial to optical adapter, for a permanent solution.

Thanks for your help!

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