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Soundblaster Audigy 2 - Digital Out problems?

Discussion in 'Computer Components' started by Ian Bill, Jun 24, 2005.

  1. Ian Bill

    Ian Bill

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    I would like to connect my Media Centre PC via the fitted Audigy 2 digital out, to my Roksan Atessa DAC and then to a Cyrus 8 amp. I have two problems which I would really like some advice on:

    Problem One: "Look before you leap", or "Never assume - Check!". I assumed, without looking at the back of the PC, that the SPdif out would be the normal phono connection so went out and paid £35 for a phono to BNC cable!! On trying to connect, I found to my embarrassed horror that it is a mini-jack connection - DOH! Does anyone know of any quality mini-jack to phono adaptors I can get? Secondly, should the mini-jack be mono or stereo (TRS)?

    Problem Two: Been reading some conflicting information on the web which centres around the fact that the Audigy 2 digital out is primarily intended for connecting to digital speakers. Because of this, power, as well as the audio signal is passed through - with worrying thoughts of damage to my DAC.

    Any helpful advice would be greatly received.

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