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Old Nov 11, 2010, 03:05 AM   #1
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Optical Audio to 3.5mm Speakers on ATV2

Guys,

I'm keen to buy a new Apple TV, the only thing holding me back slightly at the moment is that I don't know how to connect an optical audio out to my speakers with a standard 3.5mm audio connector.

Could somebody point me in the right direction for a working adapter? There seem to be a lot of adapters on google that will convert Toslink to digital 3.5mm, doesn't sound quite right to me?

I'd only buy an ATV if I can use it to stream audio to my standard speakers as well, not just to my TV. So it's a bit of a show-stopper for me if I can't do it inexpensively.

Cheers,

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Old Nov 11, 2010, 03:43 AM   #2
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If you want good sound, you need a good digital to analog converter.

I am looking at a device called DacMagic by Cambridge Audio. It looks pretty good.

A cheap device will have a cr@p DAC.

The other alternative is to get a receiver or amplifier with optical in.
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Old Nov 11, 2010, 06:26 AM   #3
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If you want good sound, you need a good digital to analog converter.

I am looking at a device called DacMagic by Cambridge Audio. It looks pretty good.

A cheap device will have a cr@p DAC.

The other alternative is to get a receiver or amplifier with optical in.
Thanks netdog, will have a look at DacMagic, but it might be blowing the budget a bit.
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Old Nov 15, 2010, 10:58 AM   #4
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Here's one that won't blow the budget:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
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