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Old 21st November, 2003, 12:44 AM
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Cool How to connect a receiver to my PC

I bought this new sound system Onkyo HT-S760 and I want to conect it to my PC, but don't know how.
Here is a pic of the receiver from the back
http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S...i=4&display=XL

My sound card is a SB Audigy 2. Note that I have an All In Wonder Radeon 9800 pro and that makes it probably a little hard cause In order to hear a sound from my antenna connected to my 3d card I have a cable going from my 3d card to the Line IN in my 3d card but there are also some weird cables from it too that might help but don't know hoe.
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I bought this new sound system Onkyo HT-S760 and I want to conect it to my PC, but don't know how.
Here is a pic of the receiver from the back
http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S...i=4&display=XL

My sound card is a SB Audigy 2. Note that I have an All In Wonder Radeon 9800 pro and that makes it probably a little hard cause In order to hear a sound from my antenna connected to my 3d card I have a cable going from my 3d card to the Line IN in my 3d card but there are also some weird cables from it too that might help but don't know hoe.
I believe your SB Audigy 2 has a SPDIF output. It looks like a standard RCA outlet. It will plug into the DIGITAL INPUT coaxial on the Onkyo back. You would then have digital audio going into the reciever.
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I believe your SB Audigy 2 has a SPDIF output. It looks like a standard RCA outlet. It will plug into the DIGITAL INPUT coaxial on the Onkyo back. You would then have digital audio going into the reciever.
Well, this is how it looks from the back: javascriptopUpWindow('/products/gallery/viewpic.asp?pic=38&productfamilyid=8', 760, 530 )

Or go here http://soundblaster.com/products/Aud...ro/gallery.asp
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Well, this is how it looks from the back: javascriptopUpWindow('/products/gallery/viewpic.asp?pic=38&productfamilyid=8', 760, 530 )

Or go here http://soundblaster.com/products/Aud...ro/gallery.asp

I can't tell from the picture. Is it the platnum pro or the or just the platinum?
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I can't tell from the picture. Is it the platnum pro or the or just the platinum?
It's none of those, is the normal one. OH but click on the picture for a big view
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It's none of those, is the normal one. OH but click on the picture for a big view
Is this the one:

http://us.creative.com/products/prod...y=&product=149
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Then it is the larger round one next to the firewire port.

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From SB page:
http://dmzweb4.europe.creative.com/SRVS/CGI-BIN/WEBCGI.EXE/,/?St=37,E=0000000000016942332,K=4356,Sxi=0,Case=obj (11418),VARSET=centric:,Kb=creative_cli_us


Solution ID # 11418

Using the SPDIF OUT connector

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Keywords SPDIF, DAT, Mini Disc, Dolby Digital, AC-3, CT 4760, CT 4770, 483x, Digital I/O module
Applies to Sound Blaster Live! range, Sound Blaster Audigy range

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Problem
I want to know how to use the SP/DIF OUT outputs on my Sound Blaster Live!/Audigy Platinum.

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How do I know the SP/DIF output is active? / How do I know if the Optical - (TOSLink) or the RCA - SP/DIF output is active?
The SP/DIF outputs on the Live! Drive, the Audigy Drive and any additional Digital I/O module/card are active by default. There are only three settings that could interfere with the functionality of the interface:

SP/DIF Bypass (Only applicable for Platinum versions)
SP/DIF Bypass must be set to default (disabled). Otherwise, no signal will be available on the digital output. This setting can be found in Start - Settings - Control Panel - AudioHQ - Device Controls.
Sample rate of the outgoing signal (only applicable for Audigy and later cards)
When connecting to Home Entertainment equipment, ensure the output sample rate of the card is set to a value supported by the device it is connected to (i.e. Output set to 96 kHz, Amp only capable of 48 kHz input - no signal; if in doubt, please contact the manufacturer of the equipment in question). This setting can be found in Start - Settings - Control Panel - AudioHQ - Device Controls
Connecting headphones to the Live! / Audigy Drive while "Mute speakers when using headphones" is active
When connecting a headphone to the Live! / Audigy Drive while Mute speakers when using headphones (Start - Settings - Control Panel - AudioHQ - Device Controls) is active, all outputs of the card will be muted.

How to achieve AC-3/Dolby Digital 5.1 channel sound:

The SP/DIF output can also be used to pass an un-decoded AC-3 bitstream to an external Dolby Digital decoder.

For more information follow this link.

Note for connection to DAT, Minidisc and other devices featuring an SP/DIF interface :

When using the RCA SP/DIF interface to connect to other devices, it is highly recommended to use a 75 Ohm coaxial cable, especially when bridging bigger distances. If the device to connect to is nearby, a standard RCA audio cable will do under most circumstances. However, when encountering difficulties (i.e. signal loss), please use a cable adhering to the specifications above.
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Quote:
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From SB page:
http://dmzweb4.europe.creative.com/SRVS/CGI-BIN/WEBCGI.EXE/,/?St=37,E=0000000000016942332,K=4356,Sxi=0,Case=obj (11418),VARSET=centric:,Kb=creative_cli_us


Solution ID # 11418

Using the SPDIF OUT connector

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Keywords SPDIF, DAT, Mini Disc, Dolby Digital, AC-3, CT 4760, CT 4770, 483x, Digital I/O module
Applies to Sound Blaster Live! range, Sound Blaster Audigy range

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Problem
I want to know how to use the SP/DIF OUT outputs on my Sound Blaster Live!/Audigy Platinum.

Our Advice
How do I know the SP/DIF output is active? / How do I know if the Optical - (TOSLink) or the RCA - SP/DIF output is active?
The SP/DIF outputs on the Live! Drive, the Audigy Drive and any additional Digital I/O module/card are active by default. There are only three settings that could interfere with the functionality of the interface:

SP/DIF Bypass (Only applicable for Platinum versions)
SP/DIF Bypass must be set to default (disabled). Otherwise, no signal will be available on the digital output. This setting can be found in Start - Settings - Control Panel - AudioHQ - Device Controls.
Sample rate of the outgoing signal (only applicable for Audigy and later cards)
When connecting to Home Entertainment equipment, ensure the output sample rate of the card is set to a value supported by the device it is connected to (i.e. Output set to 96 kHz, Amp only capable of 48 kHz input - no signal; if in doubt, please contact the manufacturer of the equipment in question). This setting can be found in Start - Settings - Control Panel - AudioHQ - Device Controls
Connecting headphones to the Live! / Audigy Drive while "Mute speakers when using headphones" is active
When connecting a headphone to the Live! / Audigy Drive while Mute speakers when using headphones (Start - Settings - Control Panel - AudioHQ - Device Controls) is active, all outputs of the card will be muted.

How to achieve AC-3/Dolby Digital 5.1 channel sound:

The SP/DIF output can also be used to pass an un-decoded AC-3 bitstream to an external Dolby Digital decoder.

For more information follow this link.

Note for connection to DAT, Minidisc and other devices featuring an SP/DIF interface :

When using the RCA SP/DIF interface to connect to other devices, it is highly recommended to use a 75 Ohm coaxial cable, especially when bridging bigger distances. If the device to connect to is nearby, a standard RCA audio cable will do under most circumstances. However, when encountering difficulties (i.e. signal loss), please use a cable adhering to the specifications above.
No luck, tried all but nothing, oh and the connection where you told me to put it, it is actualy not an RCA plug, is just another minijack plug. I grab my manual for the sound card and it said that I need a minijack to SPDIF connection.
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Wait a minute, those an normal RCA cable is the same as a Coaxil cable?
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No luck, tried all but nothing, oh and the connection where you told me to put it, it is actualy not an RCA plug, is just another minijack plug. I grab my manual for the sound card and it said that I need a minijack to SPDIF connection.
Sorry, my bad. Here is a better page. Click on the first picture and it calls for a minijack to DIN cable and it is the farthest from the FW port.

http://dmzweb4.europe.creative.com/u...rs_ext_dev.htm
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Sorry, my bad. Here is a better page. Click on the first picture and it calls for a minijack to DIN cable and it is the farthest from the FW port.

http://dmzweb4.europe.creative.com/u...rs_ext_dev.htm
Thankyou, oh but I got so confused now. OK, is RCA, COAXIAL, and SPDIF the same thing or are they different or what makes the difference in those 3.
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OK, I just found out that my motherbard has an optical connection and my motherboard is an NForce 2 mobo with soundstorm. I want to know is what will give me the better sound:

A: Buying a Minijack to Coaxial connection and it would connect to my sound card.

B. Buying an Optical cable and connect it to my NForce 2 onboard sound.
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OK, I just found out that my motherbard has an optical connection and my motherboard is an NForce 2 mobo with soundstorm. I want to know is what will give me the better sound:

A: Buying a Minijack to Coaxial connection and it would connect to my sound card.

B. Buying an Optical cable and connect it to my NForce 2 onboard sound.
A. would probably be cheaper. Using coaxial cable would only be required for long runs, say 25 ft or more. Otherwise, for short runs a good RCA plug would do fine.

B. would be the best quality but most boards must have an adapter plugged into the motherboard with the optical outlet screwed on the back. I will look up your board and get back to you on that. Also, you may not be able to use the on-board sound and the SB Audigy at the same time, but the optical output may be separate.

What is your motherboard brand and model?
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A. would probably be cheaper. Using coaxial cable would only be required for long runs, say 25 ft or more. Otherwise, for short runs a good RCA plug would do fine.

B. would be the best quality but most boards must have an adapter plugged into the motherboard with the optical outlet screwed on the back. I will look up your board and get back to you on that. Also, you may not be able to use the on-board sound and the SB Audigy at the same time, but the optical output may be separate.

What is your motherboard brand and model?
My mobo is an ABIT NF7-S. You are right, I won't be able to use my sound card, but what the heck . So the best quality sound would be?
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My mobo is an ABIT NF7-S. You are right, I won't be able to use my sound card, but what the heck . So the best quality sound would be?
Looks like a killer board. I would use the optical port and the on board sound for sure. It is probably better than the Augidy anyway. Your port is built in. Go for it.

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Looks like a killer board. I would use the optical port and the on board sound for sure. It is probably better than the Augidy anyway. Your port is built in. Go for it.

Good luck.
Awsome, gonna buy an optical cable this saturday and try it. Thanks for helping me so much dadecamp. Cheers and aplause (sp?) for him
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LOL For some reason after reading that I just laugh so hard, it kinda sounded funny from all the things we gone through. Well I actualy got it running eerrrr............. booming, but I have to select CD in my Onkyo receiver in order for it to work and selecting something else won't do any sound so I don't know if there is a diference on sound quality, but thanks for asking Rob, I apreciate your help, you enlighten me. But if you want to come over and try the system sure you can .
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