This may be a very, very basic question...
My sound card decodes digital audio in 'DTS Audio' and 'Dolby Digital' formats. Also something about 48kHz...
Now, if I feed a cable from the S/PDIF outlet into a Digital-Analog audio converter (in order to get a traditional L/R analog output), will the converter device have to specifically support more than 2 channels of input?
So this particular product is of the second type (of the ones i had attached links to). The price, of course, is a sensation!
Thanks a lot!
What kind of cables can i use for the s/pdif connection? RCA male-RCA male? Are there any special characteristics for this cable, like max. voltage limits...? And the pictures on the link kinda' scare me- do the s/pdif ports have caps covering them??
Crap. That 'S/PDIF in' port is optical. No coax anywhere.
My machine only has a coax s/pdif out (it's a pc, mind). So this particular device won't be of any use to me... Unless there are adapters for that too...! (who am i kidding. Or are there?!)
That second product i had previously linked to does have a coax in. But have you seen that price??
Which brings me back to my original question- will a 2-channel-only converter have any trouble accepting my 5.1 channel digital audio as input?