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Digital Audio out question

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#1 imitationcoffee


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Posted 02 November 2010 - 12:25 PM

I'm trying to connect my Windows XP SP 3 to my computer speakers (Altec Lansing ADA995) from my sound card (Sound Blaster Audigy 2). I currently have the speakers hooked up via the 3 cables, green black and yellow. What kind of cable do I need to connect this digitally? The speaker system has a "S/PDIF indicator" and the sound card looks like it has a coaxial digital output. Thanks in advance.

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 10:57 PM

Seems this is a proprietary connection system intended to work with the Turtle Beach soundcard in a Dell computer. That sound card can be switched to send SP/DIF over the VersaJack, the yellow Centre/LFE connection. So looks like you'd need an adaptor to connect from the RCA coaxial SP/DIF port on the SB card, to the yellow 3.5mm jack on the 3-way lead from the ADA995. I haven't found anything to say whether the SP/DIF is carried on the tip or the sleeve of the yellow jack, but I'd guess the tip is most logical. I don't know what your chances are of finding such an adaptor, you might need to get one made by an electronics place, or solder one up for yourself if you can do that.

Edited by Platypus, 02 November 2010 - 10:59 PM.

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