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Optical audio and S/PDIF question

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I have a motherboard with an optical S/PDIF output, and a surround system with Optical Audio in.

Can I connect these two guys together? Physically, will any audio optic cable work with the S/PDIF jack, and is the data compatable?

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yes you can, any optical cable will work. you can also use coaxial cable if your surround system has a coaxial input, thats if you are using motherboard in your sig.
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