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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:00 pm    Post subject: Connecting to Component and Optical Reply with quote

Is there any add on box that will allow me to connect to a home audio system via component and optical inputs?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The M Audio Transit will give you a TOSlink optical digital output. You could use a 1/8" Mini Stereo to RCA Cable for component coming out of the Transit or Mac mini. I'm using the Monster MusicConnect cable to hook up mine to a Sony amplifier.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would recommend what Blazer said about the Transit. It also has an analog output that you could use with a converter cable if you wanted to output using component. The reason I say this is because the Transit will give you much better audio quality over the Mini's. If you're wanting to use a digital TOSlink connection, than I would assume that you would be able to tell the difference and your speakers would be able to show the difference.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll also have to add Edirol UA-1EX as an alternative (cuz I own one and love it Laughing )

When you say component, you mean rca connection for stereo signals right? Component usually refers only to video signal connections.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

poisonfist wrote:
When you say component, you mean rca connection for stereo signals right? Component usually refers only to video signal connections.


I know that's what I mean and I just assumed it's what others meant too.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

poisonfist wrote:
I'll also have to add Edirol UA-1EX as an alternative (cuz I own one and love it Laughing )



Where did you buy it at?
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