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Old 13th May 2005, 03:12 AM   #1
needlz is offline needlz  United States
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Default Converting Toslink to SPDIF

Hey all... I built a tubedac with a spdif input and recently received an airport express that unfortunately only has a toslink output. I know I can buy one of those external converters for 25 bucks but would rather have a separate input for the toslink. What is involved in doing this conversion?

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Old 13th May 2005, 07:49 AM   #2
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It involves a TORX-17x type optical receiver (available from Digi-Key) and a few resistors and caps. Which interface receiver does you dac use (CS841x, DIR170x)?


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Old 13th May 2005, 04:40 PM   #3
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Hey Nisbeth,

It uses a CS 8412 input receiver.

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Old 15th May 2005, 12:23 AM   #4
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If you can rather fit co ax on the transmitter end, only a few resistors needed andmaybe a cap. Search for Jocko's circuit. It'll sound better than Tos"that"link!!!!
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Old 15th May 2005, 02:27 AM   #5
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Sounds like a good idea although mod'ing my airport express with a co-ax output might be pretty tough.
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