Cheapest Amp, Receiver, or Powered Speakers Supporting Optical Audio Input From ATV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by newagemac, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2010
    I'm getting the new Apple TV and will be hooking it up to my 5.1 surround sound system using the HDMI port. But I want to use the optical port on the Apple TV to also send audio to a second set of speakers.

    The problem is I can't find any cheap amp, receiver, or powered speakers that accepts an optical cable. I'm looking for something in the sub $100 range for amp or receiver only and a bit more if it includes speakers.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  2. macrumors 65816


    Sep 15, 2009
    Hermitage, TN
    I have a 3 year old receiver from Yamaha that I would sell for around $75...but you probably aren't near Nashville
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2008
  4. macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2010
    Bloomington, IN
    You could do a digital to analog converter and then use any amp you want. sells a digital/analog convertor for ~ $60. You could also get a Dayton class D amp for ~ $40 from them. I use a similiar Sonic Impact amp to power a pair of outdoor JBL speakers and it works great.

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