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Audio - Digital Coax to Optical (tos-link) convertor

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Derek_R, May 21, 2002.

  1. Derek_R

    Derek_R Auditioning

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    My new digital cable box only supports Digital Audio Coaxial out and I have run out of coax ins on my Denon 1802 however I have some Optical ins left.

    I was wondering if anyone knew of something cheap that would convert the Coax to Optical.

    Thanks,
    -Derek
     
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    Derek_R,

    I wouldnt use any converters. Why dont you use the Optical cable for your DVD player and use the CoAxial for your Digital Cable Box instead.

    FYI: I think Partsexpress.com has some sort of converter.
     
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    Does anybody actually one of these converters? I actually do need one to.
     
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    Rat Shack also sells these things. Also does Midiman (the company that manufactures studio gears) for approximately US$ 40

    why wouldn't anybody use converters? Major recording studios use them. Moreso, I used to use them for my studio as well as my HT, no change in sound quality.
     
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    No reason not to use convertors, I suppose; but in Derek's case I think putting a convertor in the chain would be more likely to make a bigger difference in the sound than using an optical instead of a coaxial connector for a single device.

    I've gone back and forth comparing the two and, although I can hear a difference, it ain't that decisive a difference, IMO.
     
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    Derek_R Auditioning

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    Thanks for all your help.

    I ended up purchasing the Digital Coax To Optical converter at Parts Express.

    I have had it for about a few weeks and can honestly say I've had no problems with it. I sense no lack of sound quality, no buzz, hum or external noise what so ever.

    I recommend it to anyone looking for such a solution.

    Again, thanks for all your help.

    -d
     

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