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Optical to Coax

Discussion in 'Receivers and amplifiers' started by alseides, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. alseides

    alseides Guest

    Hello, here is my situation. I have a pretty old Bose 5.1 system. I don't want to use the analog RCA cables for sound because it has a digital coax input cable. (if I an correct it should be pretty similiar in quality to optical calbes which it doesn't support)

    Anyways since my DVD player only has optical out for sound (no digital coax) I am looking for a converter that will take the optical and connect it to the coax. I have found a few online but the price ranges from just 17 to 80 bucks.

    I am not sure what the difference is, and whether or not each model will affect the final sound input. I would like to buy the cheaper one, and have it still sound the same (no interference at all).

    Any thoughts?

    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=180-961
    http://www.smarthome.com/77709.html
    http://www.soundprofessionals.com/cgi-bin/gold/item/SP-OPTICAL-COAX
     
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  2. sdifox

    sdifox Regular member

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    anyone (assuming it works in the first place) should do since you are feeding into Bose speakers. Just buy it from a place that will let you return if it doesn't and get the cheaperst one. Maybe post link to the 18 dolalr ones so we can take a look?
     
  3. alseides

    alseides Guest

    Thanks for the advice. By the way maybe you missed it buy I posted 3 links for you to see.
     
  4. sdifox

    sdifox Regular member

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    I guess I am blind after all. Pick either the first or the last, depending on which comes up cheaper after tax and shipping
     

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