Speakers with S/PDIF in?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mdavey, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. mdavey macrumors 6502a

    mdavey

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    Hi,

    I am looking for some inexpensive powered speakers that have a S/PDIF input, ideally with the following specification:

    * optical S/PDIF input (TOSlink or Photolink)
    * Inexpensive (ideally <$70 or <£50)
    * 2.1 configuration
    * Look good next to a Mac mini
    * Available in the UK

    Any suggestions or recommendations?

    --
    Michael

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  3. Laser47 macrumors 6502a

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    SPDIF stands for Sony Philips Digital InterFace.
    Its the same thing as digital audio through coaxial cable.
     
  4. mdavey thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Some of the Logitech top end 5.1 sets have TOSLink in and a control pod with the decoding circuitry for 5.1.

    The only S/PDIF in speakers I know off the top of my head are some Edirol and Roland studio monitors. I've only ever seen this type in professional . studio settings.

    A speaker with digital inputs will have to have its own amplifier and digital/analog conversion built in, of course.
     

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