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markwm
2008-04-17, 04:24
Got a duet today, tried the optical out into my Onkyo amp, just sounded crackly and very very faint sound could be heard.

I then tried my SB3 via optical, which I hadn't before and it was the same. Does this sound like a faulty cable?

funkstar
2008-04-17, 05:54
With optical it's either going to work or it isn't, there shouldn't be a degredation of sound like that

radish
2008-04-17, 06:05
Agreed with funkstar, if it's crackly that sounds like an electrical problem - and hence inside the amp.

grrman
2008-04-17, 07:33
Got a duet today, tried the optical out into my Onkyo amp, just sounded crackly and very very faint sound could be heard.

I then tried my SB3 via optical, which I hadn't before and it was the same. Does this sound like a faulty cable?

Are you connecting the SB to a different zone on the Onkyo? Some amps/receivers require analog input b/c they only ouput analog. Check the zone settings for your connection first.

markwm
2008-04-17, 08:41
It's not an A/V amp, it's an cr515-DAB like this:

http://www.eu.onkyo.com/products/product_en_2008_5875420.html

It has both optical and coaxial digital INPUTS.