|Feb 16, 2004, 05:40 PM||#1|
Options for digital audio out on PB?
I'm in the process of saving for a 15" PB, which I plan to purchase some time this year (trying to hold out for G5s, but I may fail!)
I'm in the process of looking at options for sound output to my speaker system. I've got a fairly decent Harman/Kardon AV unit, which I use at the moment with my PC (I use a coaxial digital connection) for DVDs, iTunes etc.
I know that the G5 PM has digital audio out, so obviously I'm crossing my fingers (but not holding my breath) that the G5 PB may have it. Realising that is fairly unlikely, I'm looking at alternatives...
My understanding is that USB isn't quick enough to provide a perfect 5.1 datastream, is this correct? If so, I presume I'll have to look for Firewire solutions? I've seen a few Firewire devices that offer digital audio pass-through, but they have a million other features I wouldn't ever need (and am not willing to pay for).
All I really want is either optical or coaxial digital out (supporting 5.1), and maybe a digital input of either type, too.
Does anyone know of anything on the market (in the sub-£150/$300 price range)?
I've searched around a fair bit, but couldn't come up with too much. Thanks a lot in advance!
|Feb 19, 2004, 03:30 PM||#6|
Thanks a lot for the responses guys, it's really appreciated.
I must admit, I'm no audiophile - I know very little about the requirements in terms of bandwidth etc. for digital pass-through - but I see the requirement for the Sonica is for a USB 1.1 port - so does that mean the Sonica won't operate at USB 2.0 speeds when connected to a 2.0 port? If it doesn't, could it handle full Dolby Digital 5.1/DTS?
Essentially all that matters to me is the Sonica managing Dolby Digital and DTS pass-through without any loss in quality. If it can do that for $69.95, then I'm over the moon.
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