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old SoundBlaster Live! 5.1 digital out cable to receiver

Discussion in 'Soundblaster Live' started by Duke Robillard, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. So, I've got an old SoundBlaster Live! 5.1 card. On of the
    mini-plug jacks is supposed to put out a digital signal, so
    I believe I can plug it into the coax digital in jack on my
    5.1 receiver. From checking this group and googling around,
    I think all I need is a cable with an RCA connector
    on one end for the reciever and a 1/8" plug on the other end
    for the SoundBlaster. (Anyone know if I'm crazy here?) I can
    solder well enough to build that cable. :)

    But...the jack on the SoundBlaster apparently has two connections;
    like it takes a "stereo" miniplug; one with both a "tip" and
    "ring" connection. (I think that because in "analog" mode, it
    connects to both the center and subwoofer channels, according
    to Creative's doc.) Anyone know which is the digital? I can
    build both cables and do the trial and error thing, but it'd
    be nice not to. :)

    Thanks in Advance....

    Duke Robillard, Nov 11, 2005
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  2. Just thought I'd follow up with my results. I still don't know
    which one is digital, but I found a stereo-mini-plug-to-dual-RCA
    adapter, and just tried the red RCA plug one. :) It seems to
    work fine.

    Duke Robillard, Nov 15, 2005
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