Need Digital Audio Box which...

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by John Morris, Jan 11, 2002.

  1. John Morris

    John Morris Guest

    I need a Digital Audio Converter/Swithcher Box which will accept at least one optical input and one coax input and has a coax output. Of course, it must be able to convert the optical input to a coax output and switch (automatically?)between the two inputs. Finally, my budget is $100 for this box. Alternatively, I could also buy a simple optical to coax converter and run another coax cable, but I'd prefer to simply use the one I already have in place. Anyone know who sells a box like this?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Richard Burzynski

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    John:
    Try www.partsexpress.com and look under optical audio section. I saw something like what you describe.
    You might need to do a combo, meaning an optical to coax convertor plus a coax switcher, but you should still come in under $100. If that's not the right website, let me know and I'll dig a little more.
    Rich B.
     
  3. Pat Pepper

    Pat Pepper Auditioning

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    The Midiman CO2 sounds like what you're looking for. It will convert coaxial to optical (and vice versa), and lists for $79.95. Here's the link:
    Midiman CO2
     
  4. Steve Tack

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    I've got one of these, and it works pretty well:
    http://www.yourdigitalhome.com/dss4u/ssa1117.html
    You can mix and match optical and coax on all four inputs and you can output optical or coax. And it just barely meets your budget at $99.95. [​IMG]
     
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    Zbigniew Stunt Coordinator

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  6. John Morris

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    Guys: Thank you all very much for your help with my decision!!! I just placed an order for the Audio Authority Model 1177 since it offers me 4 coax and 4 optical inputs, automatically switches based on your set input priorities, and allows me to use both coax and optical outputs should my needs change in the future.
    Now... I think I should upgrade my 40' coax digital cable. [​IMG]
     

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