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Cable to optical?

Discussion in 'Sound City' started by Twoshots, 13 May 2006.

  1. Twoshots


    Joined: 14 Nov 2005

    Posts: 71

    How would one go about taking a 5.1sound 3.5mm jackplug setup and hooking it into a optical setup?
    Is it even possible?
  2. Shaye87

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Apr 2006

    Posts: 1,458

    not without a converter, obviously :)
  3. squiffy


    Joined: 17 Mar 2006

    Posts: 9,155

    You'll need a 5.1 ADC (analogue to digital controller) Costly. Just buy a new soundcard.
  4. Twoshots


    Joined: 14 Nov 2005

    Posts: 71

    Have an x-fi and a set of free yamaha 5.1 speakers. They are pretty good and was wondering how to connect them as the speakers only connect via digital.
    Mostly use my Beyers but tis nice to have a free head to move around and still hear stuff..anyhoo is it possible without incuring too much cost.
    Perhaps I`ll just sell em.
  5. tom_nieto


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 11,052

    Location: Birmingham

    Get 3 3.5mm to 2xRCA converter cables. If your speakers have analogue multichannel input you'll be fine. If not. sell the X-fi and buy the HDA X-mystique