Audio Out from Sound Card...

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  1. Mike Darksyde

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    I am hooking up a small media machine that will play things from my network on the HT downstairs. The output format I have is a 1/8" headphone jack. I do not have SPDIF with this machine, however that could come later...

    Is the correct format to use for this, to get a 1/8 to RCA R/L converter, and then go into the receiver? Is this the best option without spdif?
     
  2. Jason.Soko

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    I used to do that, until I got an adapter that allowed digital coax to the soundcards 1/8 digital out. Works great [​IMG] The analog out was so noisy it wasn't even worth it using that method.
     
  3. PhilBoy

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    For a while I ran an analog out to my receiver using a 1/8" stereo headphone extention cable for the length of the run, then used a 1/8" headphone jack to 2 RCA connectors.

    No hum. No glum. The connection was a good 20 feet and sounded clean.
     
  4. BenSC

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    Yes, thats the correct way. I also never had any noise issues. I'd recommend picking up a $15 sound card with Optical out. It's just passing digital data, so quality of card is irrelevent.
     
  5. Mike Darksyde

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    Jason.

    Can you show me one of these adapters? Perhaps a link to one? Or where you got it?
     
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