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I love them. They sound fantastic. I have them hooked up to an adapter I bought of amazon that goes into the optical audio port on my tv.
Musou Digital Optical Coax to Analog RCA Audio Converter Adapter with Fiber Cable [link]
You can get a optical to rca adaptor, connect optical to mii box then into adaptor and rca to theatre system.
Can not remember what it supports from memory other than stereo
Something like this
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I have a Samsung 65 inches curved TV. It has one of those little boxes in wich you hook up all your systems (in my case ps4, switch, turntable). I am trying to change from my samsung home theater to an old Fisher reciever but I just cant seem to make them work together.
The reciever (and the speakers) both work; I tested them hooking them up to my turntable using RCA cables.
What I did was use a "digital to analog audio converter:
I hooked a optical table from the tv (well, the little box that the tv has for hooking up this stuff) to the converter, and then from the converter I hooked a RCA cable to the RCA input in the reciever. I made sure yo use the same spot I used in the reciever when I was doing the test with the turntable.
It did not work.
Am I missing something? Do I need some kind of different cable or converter?
I am sorry for my crap english. I am sorry for making noob questions and I am sorry if I am breaking any kind of rule this sub could have but I just dont know what to do or who to ask.
Edit1: Yes I made sure to turn off the tv speakers and set the sound to audio output. We also tested the recieved with another TV and a AUX to RCA cable and it totally worked. Bad news is my TV does not have a AUX input.
There are converters out there too. Here is one from Amazon Optical to RCA You still need the Din to RCA adapter though. That adaptor is typically proprietary which is why you won't easily find it outside of a B&O store.
The lack of optical is the real issue. If it at least had optical you would be in business. However, not all is lost if the TV has analog (RCA) outs. If your TV does then you can still use the AVR very effectively in a 2.1 stereo configuration. The good thing is with a stereo config you won't need any fancy surround decoding you're just getting a stereo signal from the TV and amping it. It's not idea but if it saves you money and allows for better speakers I would really look into it. If you have to get an AVR, even a refurb unit will cost around $200 so that $400 for speakers really starts to get small.
The other option would be to get a optical to RCA converter for the TV and use the AVR/receiver that you obtained. It's not ideal but it gets you up and running and will allow you to focus more on the speakers vs blowing have the budget on an AVR.
I would check to make sure the AVR/receiver is fully functional. If yes then check to see if the TV has analog audio outputs. If so we can move forward with speakers. If not then consider either getting an AVR or getting something like the converter I linked.
They came with the house that I bought, they are embedded in the walls. Basically all that I have right now are two wires dangling out of each speaker and my XBOX lol.
So let me make sure that I'm on the same page, I have an optical cable that leaves the XBOX and enters an optical to analog converter like this one, then I connect one cable and send it to one of the options that you sent me and it splits for both channels?
Will I get any kind of surround effect?
I'm a bit confused
Do you think I could use something like this + a fiber optic cable?
EDIT: Meant to say if I bought the game on PS4 since there is no Fiber Optic plugin on the PS3
Its the same adapter that you showed it analog to digital the difference is that digital to analog works backwards. Here's the link from Amazon. [link]
The optical input goes to the Xbox. The two RCA white and red output goes to the Logitech 5.1 input and the three 3.5 mm output goes to the speakers.
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I believe I shared that measurements do not improve much for DACs composed of more than $50 in parts. Keep in mind that raw parts cost does not correspond to a fully manufactured DAC (let's not forget the PCB, assembly, enclosure, packaging, etc.). The electronics BOM cost of most entry level DACs on the market is below $50. For example, AKM's AK4490EQ is a fantastic IC. You'll find it in several $400+ "DACs". The chip itself is a mere $3/ea at 1K quantities. Add an S/PDIF or USB controller, power and supporting circuitry, and electronics BOM cost will easily remain below 50 USD.
RAZRr1275 is correct. It's certainly possible for two DAC designs to sound different. Digital filters and design choices have measurable impact--often small, but measurable. And not all DACs are designed for objectively neutral output. Well trained ears will notice.
Similarly, we've analyzed dirt cheap DACs which fall far below objective standards. Despite measurably poor performance, the audible difference between a $15 consumer grade TOSLINK-to-RCA adapter and a high performance DAC can be small to the untrained ear. Check out the positive reviews for this DAC (specs are absent for a reason!): [link]
I've shared the following advice for years: Upgrade your headphones and focus on your audio collection first. Add an amp next. Consider a DAC only if your source is noticeably unimpressive to you.
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> optical to analog RCA devices
You can probably find a DAC (digital to analog converter) that will take the digital signal from the TV over optical. Then you will need a stereo mixer which you can find at a music/DJ store like guitar center or musician's friend. Then into your sound bar from the mixer. You will likely have to control the volume with your sound bar remote, the TV will not be able to pass the volume control through to the sound bar any more.
Edit: found some cheap options from Amazon:
Rolls MX42 Stereo Mini Mixer [link]
couldn't you just use anoptical-to-rca adapter? Then you could connect a toslink cable from the tv right to the subs rca stereo inputs.
You can buy and optical to rca converter. About $12 on Amazon.
I’m not sure.
Maybe you need something like this:
Same boat with my Stealth 800X. Luckily I have a converter I plan on using until I need a new headset.
Your TV has an optical audio output. The Edifier speakers have an RCA input. You can use this to convert the TV's optical audio output to RCA.
So your setup would be TV optical audio out > optical cable > converter > RCA cable > to Edifier speaker.
But at that point, it's up to you as to whether you think it's worth the hassle. You might be better off just trying to use the Bluetooth.
You'd have to get an optical cable and a converter like this to go from optical to RCA.
My advice? You just got a new TV, buy a new modern soundbar to go with it.
You can get Toslink (Optical S/PDIF) to RCA/3.5 converter boxes. They’re about $15-25 on Amazon/Newegg.
Im using one of these things [link] but sound difference is very noticeable so i am still on optical directly from tv but it does get more and more frustrating for sure.
I would explore optical digital splitter.
This is for ps4. Also you'll need toslink cable.
The cable. I hope your ps4 isn't ps4 slim, since it don't have toslink slot. Otherwise use headphone jack in the game pad. But I don't know if speakers will work with it.
Speaking of Switch, just plug in speakers into 3,5 port.
You may want hdmi switcher in order to have everything plugged in at the same time, optional.
This is the set up I use.
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Is there any way to get audio input/output from my ps4 and my PC at the same time? I have a pair of HyperX Cloud IIs, I bought this splitter thing: [link]
And this cable: [link]
I thought this would work and I'm almost certain I have it all set up right but my PC and ps4 won't recognize it. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Besides the splitter cable, another solution is to use the optical output on the back of the console. You'd have to get some equipment to convert the SPDIF to RCA/3.5mm headphone (example) and input it back to your computer/elgato. But you're also not tied down this way.
e: I found a good overview video by Elgato here. Also Elgato has a video covering the Chat Link product here.
e2: The slim ps4 dropped the optical output so this method wouldn't work if you have a slim.
Something like this with a Y-cable?
I would consider this
according to Panasonic website you have a SPDIF out. I woudl use that instead of the HDMI. HDMI is nice and all, I have had better luck with the output of the TV than the feed into the TV.
thanks for the reply. i have sorta one like this
You're looking for two dacs and a mixer essentially. I really don't think you'll find anything that does that in a single package. Even if you get three parts, It's not too expensive. Here's what you'd need.
Hey this will be my final set up, if you have a min I would really appreciate if you could give it a look.
Audio out of the XBOX through optical, into this converter then to this tube amplifier and finally to my 2 speakers
Will this work?
Is it as simple as buying one of these? [link]
No RCA input. I have been using this DAC but there has been some intermittent static recently and I would prefer to eliminate any unnecessary hops in the audio signal.
Musou Digital Optical Coax to Analog RCA Audio Converter Adapter with Fiber Cable [link]
Your home theater system is rather a dinosaur, but this item at Amazon looks like it might help you: