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Old 30th May 2010, 03:03 PM   #1
Galgo is offline Galgo  Israel
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Default Direct SPDIF out from motherboard?

My HTPC is based on ASUS M2NPV-VM motherboard,
It has nVidia's nForce430 chipset and the sound codec is ADI AD1986a HD (SoundMaxx).
It has 6 channel analog output and pretty much decode everything I need.
It also has an option for SPDIF digital out which I'm currently thinking on utilizing for external DAC solution.

The problem is that the SPDIF require an optional module which I don't have...
Is it possible to somehow DIY the SPDIF out directly from the motherboard connector that has 3 pins - it looks something like that:
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Old 31st May 2010, 02:03 AM   #2
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Here is a schematic of a simple circuit I have used for SPDIF out from a motherboard.

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Old 5th June 2010, 01:31 AM   #3
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or you could just use another manufacturers break out module they seem to have the same 3 pin connectorfor example:
Gigabyte 12CR1-1SPDIN-0*R S/PDIF In Audio Bracket Cable on eBay (end time 03-Jul-10 14:11:34 BST)
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