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Old 31st January 2009, 05:09 PM   #1
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Hi !

I have a new LCD TV and I want to connect it to my amp. To my misfortune the TV has only digital audio output (Toslink) and my amp has only RCA inputs.
I also have CS8412/TDA1543 NOS DAC.
As I understand I would need something between the TV and the DAC to transform optical digital signal to S/PDIF.
I have search the forum and web but couldn't find the right answer or I just didn't undrstand.
I am practicaly new to this stuff so the simplest as possible answer would be most appreciated.
Is there anyone to have a simple schematic to my needs?
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Old 31st January 2009, 07:22 PM   #2
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If you don't want to forfeit the warranty on your new TV by opening it up and DIYing a coaxial out, you can buy an optical to coaxial converter (see attachment). This is no DIY, but it is the simplest solution.

I found it at www.conrad.nl and used the same article number to search at www.conrad.si. This is an example, there are probably other (online) stores that sell opto-coax converters.
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Old 31st January 2009, 10:47 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot jitter.
This is one of the options; however, I was thinking to build it by myself. I don't think I must open and DIY my new TV to do this. Since I already have a DAC and I have interest to this stuff I thought it would be a new experience to build my own Toslink to S/PDIF converter.
Still; if the thing is too complicated I might go easier way and just buy it.
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Old 31st January 2009, 11:54 PM   #4
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Google the datasheet for the CS8412 and you'll see it's pretty easy to add a TORX receiver. I think they even give a circuit to use. The Crystal S/PDIF receivers are easy to DIY as all configuration is done with bitswitches.
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Quote:
Originally posted by Igla
Thanks a lot jitter.
This is one of the options; however, I was thinking to build it by myself. I don't think I must open and DIY my new TV to do this. Since I already have a DAC and I have interest to this stuff I thought it would be a new experience to build my own Toslink to S/PDIF converter.
Still; if the thing is too complicated I might go easier way and just buy it.

OK, the next simplest thing is to build the opto-coax converter yourself. Like the Conrad-device it would be a separate device, so you still don't have to open up anything.

If you take a look at the attachment, you'll see the schematics of a common opto>coax converting circuit that works well. As you see, you only need a handful of components:

1x TORX177 optical receiver
1x 74HCT04 inverter
2x 100nF capacitor
1x 150nF capacitor
1x 47uH inductor
1x 374R/1% resistor
1x 93R1/1% resistor

The circuit needs a stabilized 5Vdc power supply. If you don't have it, building one around a 7805 voltage regulator is easy. Any 9V or 12V (300 mA or higher) adapter would be able to supply the 7805 with the needed voltage.
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Old 1st February 2009, 09:47 AM   #6
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Thanks a lot jitter;
this it what I was looking for.
Thanks again.
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Old 14th September 2011, 04:00 PM   #7
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hello,

could anyone please clarify for me is it possible to use RX179 receiver instead of TORX177 in the circuit above?

thanks in advance!
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Old 15th September 2011, 05:32 AM   #8
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You mean TORX179?
Isn't that a 3V part vs 5V part?
I think you have to sign up for Toshiba datasheets but just check on Digikey or your local online resource.
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Old 15th September 2011, 11:17 AM   #9
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well I found a spare part and it's written RX179PL on it, perhaps it's some kind of old series or some abbreviation from TORX179. Datasheets show the same operating voltage conditions, though there are slight differences in optical characteristics, hence I asked.

TORX177 pdf
TORX179 pdf

I would like to use this optical->coax converter to connect LG TV to my Wolfson diy DAC (the scheme is in att). One thing confuses me a lot - where should I connect ground of the converter, should it be 'IA+' of 26C32 on the Wolfson scheme where Coax input is or the whole conversion would be a wrong approach?! I mean that it's possible to connect TOSLINK directly to DIR9001. I have found few links, but didn't get completely how should it be done:

SPDIF decoder (receivers VCC pin could be connected directly to +5v via L1 or somewhere else too?! pls see att)
audio DAC with 9001 and TOSLINK

I would very appreciate if anyone could help me with the simplest way connecting toslink to DIR9001
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Old 15th September 2011, 07:26 PM   #10
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Would the circuit shown in post 5 be OK for use with 24/96 transmission via optical, and converted to SPDIF for 24/96 output?

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