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ok, i have an audigy 2 zs platinum sound card. which has a coxial spdif connection on the card. i want to connect this to my receiver. on my receiver i have rca inputs, and i also have what's labelled as "digital in - coaxial" (it's orange). what kind of cable do i need.
pic of sound card for reference:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowIm...num+Sound+Card

i am using my line out 1 for my pc speakers.
 
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see if this works
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you need a 3.5mm to RCA cable. very easy to make one also. just use the ground and tie the red and white togher on the 3.5mm cable.
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what would i plug that into on my computer? the spdif connector on the rear is small, like a mini jack.
 
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you need a 3.5mm to RCA cable. very easy to make one also. just use the ground and tie the red and white togher on the 3.5mm cable.
i have that, which works using my line out 1 jack. but i am using that for my speakers and i don't want to have to switch the cables behind the computer all the time.
 
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post #6 of 8
it could need an adapter which im sure sure creative are more than happy to sell you.
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All you need is a coax audio cable. They look like rca (composite cable) but are much thicker, hence them being coax (RG6).

You run that from your SC to your receiver, set your receiver to a specific selection (vcr, tv, cd, etc) and assign it's input as the digital coax.
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