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I would like a digital connection for music and movies. My X FI platinum card came with external IO drive so I have 3 options for making a digital connecton to my new logitech z-5500 speakers. Really only 2 because I have other optical dependant devices.
1. Optical out of IO drive.
2. coax out of IO drive
3. FlexiJack out of back of card into coax input of Z-5500

What about Flexijack? Will this sound as good and support DTS/DD? I would need a jack to fit into Z-5500 coax right? can someone identify jack for me? Does the quality of coaxial cable affect sound quality? Can someone recommend any, Thanks.
post #2 of 8
flexijac would probably be superior to the front panel, but I doubt you'd be able to tell any difference with the z5500's. Plus you would have to either use an adapter or a 'special' digital coax
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Digital Coax from I/O panel. Its limited to the quality of the cabling between that and the sound card though.
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I called monoprice to ask about this and they said FlexiJack goes into optical but not coaxial unfortunantly. But I'm tempted to do this anyway and just swap out a single opticale cable between components. I tried to stick in my old sony minidisk tosklink cable into flexijack bot it didn't seem to work. Maybe I'll ask monoprice again about this again. I wonder if anyone here can attest to inferior sound comong from IO port?
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post #6 of 8
flexijack is coax, not optical. Yes, I've used it.
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From my 3.5mm spdif flexijack out on my X-FI sound card, can I use a mono 3.5mm to rca plug. And then get a coxial connection from that into my reciever? Will it support digital DTS? If yes, will a component or composite cable work or should I buy a special coaxial cable? I have a feeling any ordinary RCA/composite cable will work and monoprice tech support mislead me here again by saying It would not
post #8 of 8
If you are going to be using all them adapters you may as well just use the front panel I/O with a coax or optical cable.
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