Connecting Denon 1803 to Sound Blaster LIve! Value CT4830

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  1. Stephen Hopkins

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    I have a Sound Blaster Live! CT4830 sound card in my computer and I'm trying to hook it up to my Denon 1803 receiver using the digital out (1/8" mini jack) on the sound card. I've tried using a 1/8" to stereo RCA combined w/ a Stereo to Mono RCA adapter w/ no luck. When trying to play a DVD w/ WinDVD (SPDIF out enabled in WinDVD), i'll either get some loud pops or nothing at all from the receiver.

    Do i have it hooked up wrong? if so, how do i hook it up?

    Do i have a setting wrong? If so, what should i change.

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    Nevermind guys, i figured it out. All i had to do was get rid of the RCA Stereo to Mono adapter and everything works great.

    Thanks anyway.
     
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    Thanks for the help. I tried about everything else before i tried ditching the adapter. I downloaded new drivers (which actually disable the s/pdif all together), experimented w/ about every combination of different settings, and rebooted about 10 times.

    I guess the simplest solution is usually the correct one.

    Thanks again.
     
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    Stephen,
    Here you will found a optical connection project to connect the sound board to the receiver using only a led and resistor. And is hurt-free!
    Spdif-to-optical conversor:
    http://www.minidisc.org/cdrom_opticalout.htm
    Enjoy!
     

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