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Old 27th June 2003, 05:02 PM   #1
BluesHead is offline BluesHead  Ireland
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Hi All

I have a PIII 700, 512Mb RAM, Sony 52x CD ROM, LiteOn CD Burner etc...etc...etc.

I have just got a SoundBlaster Live Value and Creative Inspire 4.1 4400 speakers.

Connecting the speakers to the card is easy enough but could someone tell me the best way to connect the 2 cd drives to the SB Live.

Both drives have analogue and digital outputs and the card has inputs for :-
CD Audio - analogue
CD SPDIF - (Whatever that is ??)

I would like to know which drive should go into which input and the difference / benefits of using the digital outputs.

Many thanks

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Old 27th June 2003, 06:38 PM   #2
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Doesn't matter what cd rom goes in to aux or cd Rom the sound card will play either or.
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Old 27th June 2003, 06:53 PM   #3
JOE DIRTŪ is offline JOE DIRTŪ  Canada
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SDIF IN is a digital input that can be taken off your cd player
AUX IN is for another audio source...in your case a second CD rom drive
CD IN is for the regular hook up off your main CD rom drive

Hope this helps

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Old 29th June 2003, 05:53 PM   #4
BluesHead is offline BluesHead  Ireland
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Thanks fo the replys chaps

Just to clarify something - should I connect the CD-ROM Digital out to the CD SPDIF on the SB.

Would this give improved quality over the CD Audio connector.

If I did this would there be any conflicts with connecting the CD burner to the CD Audio.

I suppose what I really want to know is what are the benefits of digital over analogue ?

Many thanks again.

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