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Ralph Edington
2005-01-06, 12:41
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> 3) Don't use SPDIF: Use TOSLINK. In cases where the receiveing
> component doesn't have a TOSLINK input, a converter would be required.
> M-Audio makes a unit that sells for approx. $50USD.

I have to plug my favorite little part again, which is perfect for
converting SPDIF to Toslink:

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=180-960

Works awesome. $17.85 is awfully cheap; I couldn't find one at a lower
price. They also sell one going the other way if you need that one instead.

They also sell extremely low-priced but perfectly functional toslink cables:

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=180-944

$4.50 for a 12' cable, you can't beat that I think.

Of course, you still may get AM interference, because you have to have some
sort of SPDIF coax cable to get to the Toslink converter, but if you keep it
to a very short patch cable, I would think that would reduce the
interference substantially, hopefully enough anyway. For a grand total of
$22.35 plus shipping, it's worth a shot, no?

And no, I don't work for Parts Express! :o)

Hope that helps,

Ralph Edington

Mark Graham
2005-01-06, 16:21
I'll 2nd the recommendation to Parts Express. I ended up changing the
wiring to my slimserver from RCA to Toslink. I couldn't find any better
price than Parts Express. The quality was extremely good for the price.
The delivery was also fast. I ended up sending back a 6' cable and had no
problems in getting my money back.

Just a side note. After changing to Toslink the interference that was
showing up on my TV is totally gone.

Mark Graham

-------Original Message-------

From: Slim Devices Discussion
Date: Thursday, January 06, 2005 1:42:05 PM
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] AM radio interference

>
> 3) Don't use SPDIF: Use TOSLINK. In cases where the receiveing
> component doesn't have a TOSLINK input, a converter would be required.
> M-Audio makes a unit that sells for approx. $50USD.

I have to plug my favorite little part again, which is perfect for
converting SPDIF to Toslink:

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=180-960

Works awesome. $17.85 is awfully cheap; I couldn't find one at a lower
price. They also sell one going the other way if you need that one instead.

They also sell extremely low-priced but perfectly functional toslink cables:

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=180-944

$4.50 for a 12' cable, you can't beat that I think.

Of course, you still may get AM interference, because you have to have some
sort of SPDIF coax cable to get to the Toslink converter, but if you keep it
to a very short patch cable, I would think that would reduce the
interference substantially, hopefully enough anyway. For a grand total of
$22.35 plus shipping, it's worth a shot, no?

And no, I don't work for Parts Express! :o)

Hope that helps,

Ralph Edington