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

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    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

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    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

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  4. macrumors member

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    You could do a digital to analog converter and then use any amp you want. Partsexpress.com 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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