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Hey guys.

I am having some trouble here.

I am trying to use optical out from the motherboard into my harman kardon AVR110 receiver, and then out through RCA to my headphone amp. The problem is that all the receiver wants to do is instead of going to the RCA out, it defaults to the binding posts for the speakers.

Is there any way to fix this without having to fuss with my speakers every time I want to switch back and forth?

Thanks in advance.
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I dont think you can with that receiver. From what I see if you bring digital in with optical or coax you can only go out the digital outputs of optical and coax. Or listen through your speakers. Some receivers wont change the source to a different source. For instance hdmi in then rca out but I think their is some that will do that just have to find the right model . If you want to have the choice of speakers / headphone amp you could do a optical analog converter ? Then you could take it into the stereo as optical out as optical into the converter out rca into your headphone amp.

Just checked again to make sure and look here LINK This is what you will see-

5. When a Dolby Digital or DTS source is play-ing, it is not possible to make an analog record-ing using the Tape ™ and Video 1 or Video2 Record Outputs ∞bfi. However, thedigital signals will be passed through to theDigital Audio Outputs
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I dont think you can with that receiver. From what I see if you bring digital in with optical or coax you can only go out the digital outputs of optical and coax. Or listen through your speakers. Some receivers wont change the source to a different source. For instance hdmi in then rca out but I think their is some that will do that just have to find the right model . If you want to have the choice of speakers / headphone amp you could do a optical analog converter ? Then you could take it into the stereo as optical out as optical into the converter out rca into your headphone amp.

Just checked again to make sure and look here LINK This is what you will see-

5. When a Dolby Digital or DTS source is play-ing, it is not possible to make an analog record-ing using the Tape ™ and Video 1 or Video2 Record Outputs ∞bfi. However, thedigital signals will be passed through to theDigital Audio Outputs

Nope.

But I have a new issue anyways. So when I take out my speakers, I actually get audio to my headphone amp. But the issue it is quiet and really distorted. Any ideas?
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What were you saying nope to? This stuff is all relevant to my needs as well.

Did you try a different cable? Tape out should just be the same as any other line out. Try one of the video outs too.
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What were you saying nope to? This stuff is all relevant to my needs as well.

Did you try a different cable? Tape out should just be the same as any other line out. Try one of the video outs too.

Sorry I meant that the digital signal would output to RCA. The problem is now that it sounds AWFUL.

I will try a different cable.
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No you have the same issue. What your hearing is called bleedthrough or crosstalk or whatever you want to call it. If you would do the optical in then optical out to a digital analog converter then rca out to your headphone amp it would be fine.
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No you have the same issue. What your hearing is called bleedthrough or crosstalk or whatever you want to call it. If you would do the optical in then optical out to a digital analog converter then rca out to your headphone amp it would be fine.

Ah.

I will probably sell it then and get a dac. Thanks for the help. thumb.gif
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