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Old 17th April 2016, 04:46 PM   #1
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Question How to convert a DVD Drive into a transport to feed a DAC?

Basically I just want a digital output to feed into a separate DAC? If so, do many disc media drives have an S/PDIF output on them which can be fed to a DAC.
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Old 22nd April 2016, 09:09 AM   #2
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Has anyone used a SATA drive to make a CD/DVD transport?

I have researched and there are kits out there to use older IDE drives
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Old 22nd April 2016, 09:47 AM   #3
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YESSS!! It works perfectly… Obviously only Wav on Audio CD standard.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bx...TJranR2SVJVYzA
DIY CD drive based on a computer CDROM
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Old 22nd April 2016, 10:19 AM   #4
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YESSS!! It works perfectly… Obviously only Wav on Audio CD standard.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bx...TJranR2SVJVYzA
DIY CD drive based on a computer CDROM
Thanks for the link and info

Just wondered if it was possible or if there are any kits out there for SATA drives?
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Old 22nd April 2016, 10:45 AM   #5
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Thanks for the link and info

Just wondered if it was possible or if there are any kits out there for SATA drives?
Has someone try to use sata to ide converter?
I mean a sata cd rom, a sata to ide converter and then the cd rom controller.
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Old 22nd April 2016, 12:37 PM   #6
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Has someone try to use sata to ide converter?
I mean a sata cd rom, a sata to ide converter and then the cd rom controller.
Good point this should work? I will investigate
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Old 26th April 2016, 08:30 AM   #7
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This is my CD ROM. The driver is an old ASUS IDE (10$).!!! For standard CD audio is perfect… I have added an coaxial INPUT to its internal DAC for the signals coming from an external media player. Bye
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bx...UNUdEpadlhnd1k
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bx...GZwV2dabEVYbDg
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Old 26th April 2016, 10:56 AM   #8
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I had a drive with SPDIF out, just TTL level instead of strict SPDIF electrical spec but it works.

What's important is that it has a play button so it works without a computer. Just apply power.
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