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    Help with s/pdif
    « on: February 19, 2013, 11:19:26 AM »
    I'm thinking of buying an Revo L80, the trouble I'm having is finding out how to connect my speakers to it. My speakers are logitec x-540 and they connect to my computer using the orange, green and black cables. The revo only has spdif and not the 3.5m jacks that my speakers output from. Is there any device I can buy that will adapt the 3 cables into a spdif cable?



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    Re: Help with s/pdif
    « Reply #1 on: February 19, 2013, 03:46:02 PM »
    You need a Digital to Analog Audio Converter such as this: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=449640&csid=_61
    I have never used one of these, but you will need one that meets your audio requirements to convert the digital s/pdif to analog.

    A cheap route to go might be to just use an available USB port with a USB audio adapter such as this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812186035

    I bought 2 of these cheap USB audio adapters and they work very well. One for my daughters computer with a blown integrated audio chip on her Foxconn motherboard and the other for a Biostar motherboard (made in 2008) that has no microphone driver support for a realtek chipset for Windows 7 even when trying XP and Vista drivers and my single PCI slot is already populated. This USB audio adapter was installed and working in less than 5 seconds with drivers auto detected for it. The only thing I had to do to use the microphone was to set the system up as this USB HD Audio Device as the primary vs the integrated for the microphone to work.