cd to dac connection ? Help pls !

squonkster

Member
2010-10-03 2:59 pm
Hi, I have bought a Kinshaw dac ....BUT i cannot see a Toslink connection which is the only digital out on my Pioneer pds-801 cd player which i want to use as a transport. If i use the analogue outs on the cd to the audio outs on the dac am i bypassing the dac ? and thus using the cdplayer as the dac ? which obviously is not what i want. Is it possible to buy a cable with the toslink connector on one end and a coax or rca on the other? Any advice i would be most grateful for !
 

Rundmaus

Member
2005-08-21 10:46 pm
Hi,

a simple "cable" will not work, as the signal has to be converted from optical (which ist red light) to electrical for the input of your DAC. There are quite a few DIY converter designs online, but if money doesn't matter you can buy them as well.
 

Rundmaus

Member
2005-08-21 10:46 pm
...yes it will!

You already named it -> "analogue interconnects"

the CDP itself contains a DAC to provide analogue output signals if you don't use an external DAC.

Connecting these analogue outputs to any device behind your DAC will bypass it and use the CDP internal DAC - the signal that comes out of the analogue outputs is already an analogue waveform, not a digital signal.

Connecting the CDP analogue outputs to the DAC analogue outputs will be even worse - you should not connect outputs to outputs, there's a good chance to damage one of the output stages!