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Discussion in 'Computer Components' started by PFM, Sep 28, 2003.

  1. PFM

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    I'm looking for a sound card that will allow me to output a digital coaxial signal to my Tag AVR32 that will allow it to decode PCM, 5.1, (and or even DTS etc)

    Im a bit confused with regard the signalling formats (spdif etc)


    any one got any reccomendations?:smashin:
     
  2. Gary Lightfoot

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    I use a Soundblaster 4.1 and that can output DD/DTS EX/ES/Discrete etc via spdif. In fact, I only have the spdif conneected, and all sounds are routed via that. My amp is a Denon 3802 and that works very well with it.

    You also need a 3.5mm jack to phono converter which you can get from Maplins for around £1.50, and the SB 4.1 can be had quite cheaply (£12.65):

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/prod...2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=43053

    HTH

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  3. PFM

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    Thanks Gary, would the 5.1 card be better, if for example I wanted to watch DVDs via the PC.
     
  4. Kramer

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    I'd suggest an M-Audio with a Tag receiver. Don't want to be seen "skimping" on a cheap soundcard now do you ;)

    AFAIK, the M-Audio (& most soundcards for that matter) have a separate SPDIF output so the "regular" analogue outputs can be permanently connected to PC speaker package etc.. (although SPDIF output may need to be deactivated in software).

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