Toslink to Coax adaptor

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  1. Lorne Chisholm

    Lorne Chisholm Auditioning

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    I'm sure many people have the same problem: the wrong combination of Toslink and Coax digital audio connectors on their A/V receivers. Has anyone had any experience with outboard adaptors? For example, the Radio Shack 42-8561?
    http://www.radioshack.ca/estore/Sear...8561&pagenum=0
    I would hope that an adaptor such as this would be totally lossless and transparent. Any comments or alternatives?
     
  2. JohnP

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    Yes,
    I use one. It works very well, but I didn't pay $50 for it.
    I bought it from Parts Express for $17.:
    http://www.partsexpress.com/webpage....7&WebPage_ID=3
    It looks EXACTLY the same as the Radio Shack one. I plug it into the switched outlet on the back of my receiver so it is only on when I turn the receiver on. My reciever has only a coaxial input for the DVD player, but the player has an optical output. This device did the trick. Very happy with it.
     
  3. Lorne Chisholm

    Lorne Chisholm Auditioning

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    Thanks for the reply, JohnP. I checked out your link, and I can't find that particular item at Parts Express. Is there a brand name and model number on your unit, or do you know of a Parts Express item #?
     
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    "The 180-960 converts a digital audio signal (coaxial) to an optical signal and the 180-961 will convert optical signal to coaxial." From Parts Express.
     

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