- Nov 23, 2004
I am currently looking at 5.1 recievers, but i dont understand what they mean by optical and co axial inputs for audio. I have a sound card that has a 5.1 discrete output, but its a standard 1.5mm headphone jack, and i need to know how i would connect this to a typical HT reciever. It would be really helpful to me, and im sure others, if someone would describe the main types of interconnects, which surround sytems use it, and maybe even have a picture! Thanks alot and sorry for the newbie question!