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Old 29th November 2005, 12:04 PM   #1
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Default Soundblaster SPDIF OUT -> 2nd Soundblaster SPDIF IN

Short Question:
Can I connect SPDIF OUT of one soundblaster to SPDIF IN of a second soundblaster directly via the internal connnectors for the live drive bay?

The drive bay connector pinout can be found here:

Long Question:
I own two Soundblaster cards, a new Audigy 2 zs and older Live Value.
They are both in one PC, and both working (I can only install one set of creative drivers, so the Live is with normal windows drivers).
I am running out of recording sources, since mic and line in are already used, and i dont own a live drive bay.

However, there are the connectors for this drive bay, with feature 4 spdif outs, and one spdif input.

I want to create a two-wire cable to connect spdif-out 0 of the sb live card to the spdif in of the audigy, the second wire being ground.

Could this probably work, or did I missunderstand/oversee something important?

Thank you very much for your help.
Greetings from Vienna,
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Old 30th November 2005, 04:05 PM   #2
bkubi is offline bkubi  Austria
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Default It works.

I just tried it:
The soundblaster live has a AUD_EXT Connector
of which I connected the pins 17 (SPdif out 0) and 18 (GND)
to the Audigy 2 zs external port, pins 5(spdif in1 ) and pin 6(GND).

If i tell the sb live to only output digitally, signal gets routed to the spdif in of the audigy.

Additionally I connected pin 25 and pin 35 of the audigy, to simulate a live drive.

Thanks anyway.
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