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SPDIF to 3.5mm jacks adapter


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#1 nesto1000

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 07:48 PM

I'm not too sure if this qualifys to be here, but it seems the most appropriate.

I have my Xbox 360 hooked up to my monitor, and I want to hook up my 5.1 surround sound computer speakers directly to the 360. The speakers have three 3.55mm jacks, and I was trying to see if there was an SPDIF to 3.5mm input adapter of some sort?

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 08:15 PM

They exist: http://www.amazon.com/PDIF-Adapter-3-5mm-MONO-Plug/dp/B001TKEGRI

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 08:23 PM

more info here
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1321335

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 08:46 PM

They exist: http://www.amazon.com/PDIF-Adapter-3-5mm-MONO-Plug/dp/B001TKEGRI


I saw those, but what I want is some sort of adapter that will transfer the whole 5.1 surround sound.

more info here
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1321335


From looking there, all I think that I might need is a toslink switch?


What I'm basically trying to do is Use the S/PDIF as the Output, and my three separate 3.5 mm jacks as the input. The only thing that I can see at the moment that might help is that toslink switch, but I'm not sure.

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Edited by nesto1000, 03 January 2011 - 09:17 PM.

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 10:00 AM

hi nesto, this is a grey area for me also. i assume optical to mean the signal is a beam of light that has to be changed to the analog (wave) signal on the copper wire. if that is what a toslink does you are in business. i will research more later when i have time. i will be going the same route as you, searching the net. maybe a call to a good audio shop may clear things up.

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 09:20 PM

hi nesto, this is a grey area for me also. i assume optical to mean the signal is a beam of light that has to be changed to the analog (wave) signal on the copper wire. if that is what a toslink does you are in business. i will research more later when i have time. i will be going the same route as you, searching the net. maybe a call to a good audio shop may clear things up.


Yea I think that I'm going to talk to the tech department at my college department, or the guys at Frys electronics, maybe even the geeksquad at BestBuy?
But I too will be doing my research when I have time. I was hoping that someone on here would already know.... :/
I'll still keep my hopes up in that someone will come in and give us a solution! :D

If there's nothing out there, I guess that I'll just save up my money for a TV and a reviver...

Edited by nesto1000, 04 January 2011 - 09:23 PM.

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 08:21 PM

well, i searched and searched. toslink is not the answer. i can find no adapter\converter that will do what you want. after much reading you are not alone. many others have searched and did not find.
the only way i can see for you to get 5.1 sound is either through an amp that would do the conversion and provide the ins and outs or through a computer with a sound card that provides coax spdif line in.




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