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Old 01-24-02, 09:04 AM
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Does an optical to coax converter exist?

I have run out of optical inputs on my Kenwood receiver and need to hook up my PS2 with an optical cable. I do have another digital coax input however. Is there a converter to allow me to plug the optical cable into the coax input?
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Old 01-24-02, 09:54 AM
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Re: Does an optical to coax converter exist?

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I have run out of optical inputs on my Kenwood receiver and need to hook up my PS2 with an optical cable. I do have another digital coax input however. Is there a converter to allow me to plug the optical cable into the coax input?

http://www.soundprofessionals.com/cg...OAX&type=store
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Old 01-24-02, 11:04 AM
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Yes, they do. They are sold at all Bose stores and retail for $59.98.
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Whoo boy . Thanks for the replies. Looks like I'll be sticking with the composite cables for now. Even at $25 I don't think I have enough room in the budget for something like this.
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Old 01-24-02, 06:45 PM
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Go to www.mcmelectronics.com. They have converters that go either toslink (optical)>coax or coax>toslink. About $12.00. Quality is outstanding...I use two of them in my set-up. Their shipping is high (about $7) because they only offer FedEx 2nd day air. They also carry toslink cables at an outstanding price...about $4 for a 6' cable...I would put them up against Monster Cable any day.
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Old 01-25-02, 02:29 AM
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just get this it will let you hook up 3 more optical devices. and its only like 19.99

http://www.recotonaccessories.com/pr...d_switcher.htm
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I don't know, that $60 one sounds pretty good to me.

Quite a price range here. I'm surprised you can get a decent converter for $12. I looked for it on MCM's site but couldn't find it. They have about the worst site for finding something that I've ever seen!
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Yes, the site stinks for searching...I have the catalog at home & will post the model numbers a bit later today...if you search the exact model number, you will get a pix & info on the unit.
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Old 01-25-02, 05:07 PM
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As promised...MCM Electronics part #'s & prices
coax in>toslink out: 24-4440 (15.19)
toslink in>coax out: 24-4445 (15.19)
2 meter toslink cable: 24-4405 (4.99)
5 meter toslink cable: 24-4410 (8.99)
toslink coupler (black): 24-4320 (.99)
toslink right angle adapter: 24-4335 (1.99)

You can also call them at 800-543-4330 for a catalog or for help with other stuff...think Radio Shack...now think tons more stuff...now think lower prices...now think higher quality...'nuff said.
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Sorry all...I forgot that the digital audio converters need a 6VDC 250mA AC supply that is not included, but is part 24-4451 for about $3.00.
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