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Hi , anyone have any suggestions for a sound card with a DIGITAL COAX out . I want to run it to my Home Theater so I can listen to music. I prefer coax over optical . Would it have to be an SPDIF out also?
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Any digital output is SPDIF, I believe.

This M-Audio card is pretty good.
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post #3 of 14
Almost any creative card has digital coax out. The flexijack can be used as digital out.

I have a spare cable if u need one.
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post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by soloz2 View Post
Almost any creative card has digital coax out. The flexijack can be used as digital out.

I have a spare cable if u need one.
So the flexijack can be used with a mini jack connecter to the digital coax? Is that what digital I/O is?
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So the flexijack can be used with a mini jack connecter to the digital coax? Is that what digital I/O is?
Yep.
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post #6 of 14
Yeah but do you use 5.1? If you do, I would suggest not going Creative because they don't have DDL and DVD movies will pretty much be the only things you can hear in 5.1 through the digital out. For stereo, the Creative digital is just fine.
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post #7 of 14
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I was really only wanting it tolisten to music from my computer library. I would like to have the music come thru 5.1 if possible though.
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I was really only wanting it tolisten to music from my computer library. I would like to have the music come thru 5.1 if possible though.
not really unless your receiver can do it
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post #9 of 14
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I am not worried about that I have a Yamaha 5960 HTR recv. Absolutely wicked reciever . It is capable of digital and optical in/output . For my movies I would still work thru DVD setup for now...
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I am not worried about that I have a Yamaha 5960 HTR recv. Absolutely wicked reciever . It is capable of digital and optical in/output . For my movies I would still work thru DVD setup for now...
It will most definatly have ProLogic surround modes (Emulated surround, it's usually pretty good.) If it's really nice, you'll have a 5-channel stereo or something simmilar. This simply takes the stereo signal, and divides it up to the rest of the system with no other effects added.
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