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Subject: Re: Digital out line

Re: Digital out line

From: BlueChip <>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2003 18:25:29 +0000

>----- Original Message -----
>From: "BlueChip" <>
>To: <>
>Sent: Saturday, November 22, 2003 5:23 AM
>Subject: Re: Digital out line
> > > > Rockbox puts a digital output out. I use it all the time to connect
> > > > Rockbox to my hifi via my minidisc deck. Gives much better quality
> > > > using line out/headphone on jukebox
> > > >
> > > > Nothing special is rquired to turn it on, but note its a coax digital,
> > > > optical (some optical outs use a jack plug type socket)
> > > >
> > > > g
> > > >
> > >
> > >Hi everybody,
> > >is there a cable, one side optical (to my receiver) and the other side
> > >my archos, I think it is a mix between the usual digital cables, does
> > >someone know if it is easy to get this cable or do I need special
> > >like an optical to koax converter (is availible, but it costs - I don't
> > >exactly - I think 30 or 40 Euros)
> > >
> > >Fred
> >
> > you will need a co-ax to optical converter :(
> > if you find one let us know where :)
>On you can find an 'opto-koax' and an 'koax-opto' changer. It
>costs 19,95 Euro and one is called OPTO-KOAX Wandler POF-830. They also have
>an KOAX-OPTO Wandler. If someone will try this please report if it works.
>What do you think is better? Using an OPTO-KOAX and turning the Optical
>Signal in an Coax Signal and the connecting it to the JBR or KOAX-OPTO and
>Turning the JBR into Optical and connecting it to my HiFi System?
>Here is a link to the Manual :
>Is it possible to turn the 'small' connector from the JBR into a usual Coax
>connection? Or am I losing signals (mono/stereo)? I don't know the words in
>english but I hope you understood what I wanted to ask...
>A description of the thing is here :
>You have to copy and paste this short link a few times ;-)
>Have a nice evening

Thanks for the links.

Even with a fairly cheap cable you get a PERFECT signal on "CoAx", even if
you are not actually using CoAxial cable..
You ALSO get a PERFECT signal on Optical.
Optical is more resilient to noise - so if you plug your hairdryer into the
same 4-way mains adaptor as your expensive amp, then you will continue to
get a perfect signal. But frankly, this is the smallest problem for
anybody being so foolish.

If you get degredation of a digital signal, you will be in little doubt
about it, digital signals are not tollerant to analogue destruction. I
would suggest you make a little 3.5mm->Phono adaptor plate that fits nicely
to the top of the player and suspect you will be just fine :)

The reason for wanting coax->opti convertor is my amp has ONE coax in, and
THREE optical in is just a matter that I've run out of inputs on my
amp ;)


PS. JMP, thanx for the feedback :)
Received on 2003-11-22

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