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Coax to Optical ??

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Steve_Ch, Oct 20, 2001.

  1. Steve_Ch

    Steve_Ch Supporting Actor

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    I want to connect my Toshiba DVD's digital audio output (coax ONLY) to a Sony DTS decoder (optical input ONLY). Is this possible ?
     
  2. Arthur Legardo

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    Yes it is possible. Go to your local music store (not record store) and pick up a coaxial to SPDIF converter. There are several on the market from Fostex, Midiman and a few more, but they're all pretty much the same and sell for $100 CDN. FWIW, I bought a Midiman CO-2, used it for a while with my old receiver but once I got my new Denon 3802 I had no use for it.

    Incidently, there are also adapters available for a lot less like http://www.http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&User_ID=3207164&St=8192&St2=-53311805&St3=59377182&DS_ID=3&Product_ID=16150&DID=7.com

    [Edited last by Arthur Legardo on October 20, 2001 at 07:02 PM]
     
  3. Steve Berger

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    I got mine from MCM Electronics for $15 + $2 AC adaptor (US) they are a mail order catalog company. They do ship to Canada. I use it between a PC and Sony amp and it seems to work fine. In fact I've seen the same picture on some speciality suppliers sites for $45 or so. It also appears to be the same one Parts Express has. (www.partsexpress.com)
     
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    Thanks for all the input, the SoundProfessional device appears to be perfect, and BTW, www.partsexpress.com return with site not found.
     
  6. Arthur Legardo

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    The part number from Parts Express is 180-960 for the coaxial to optical converter. Incidently, if you want to go the other way, optical to coaxial, they have that too, it's part number 180-961...don't know why the link didn't work.
     
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    The partsexpress link is now working, they may be down when I tried it earlier today. Looks like a great place for all kind of stuff, thanks for the tip.
     

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