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    No sound using Digital output

    Hi
    When I try to use the digital output on my Squeezebox Touch it doesn't give a sound. No response on the reciever, the optical fiber cable gives a red light at the other end though.
    What can I do to fix this problem?

    Best Regards
    Richard

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    Hi Richard, have you tried the analog outs? Do you get sound out of them? If you DO get sound from the analog outs and you say you can see a red light coming out of the far end of the optical cable, then most likely the receiver is not configured properly for the optical input. Make sure the input selecttor is set to the optical input. Digital audio can go over both coax (wire) and optical. If you have plugged in the optical you need to make sure the receiver is pointing at the optical input.

    Some receivers have an "auto-switch" mode where they will automatically switch to whichever input has a signal, if you have both a coax input and an optical input going into one of these receivers, its going to choose one or the other. If you have one of these and you have a coax input connected it might be ignoring the optical input because the coax input is connected. (the source doesn't have to be playing anything, as long the box its coming from is turned on, even if not playing any music, the receiver will think its "ON")

    One other obvious thing, make sure the volume control on the Touch is turned up and the volume on the receiver is turned up. There are some situations on the Touch that will turn the volume WAY down and you won't hear anything.

    John S.

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    It's receiver/amp issue ... my Touch will play 24-bit 192 kHz Flac files - the amp can't handle them using the optical output/input. I switched to the RCA output/input and the files played fines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by castalla View Post
    It's receiver/amp issue ... my Touch will play 24-bit 192 kHz Flac files - the amp can't handle them using the optical output/input. I switched to the RCA output/input and the files played fines.
    it will play them at 24/96...
    You want to see the signal path BEFORE it gets onto a CD/vinyl...it ain't what you'd call minimal...
    Touch(wired/W7)+Teddy Pardo PSU - Audiolense 3.3/2.0+INGUZ DRC - MF M1 DAC - Linn 5103 - full Aktiv 5.1 system (6x LK140's, ESPEK/TRIKAN/KATAN/SEIZMIK 10.5), Pekin Tuner, Townsend Supertweeters,VdH Toslink,Kimber 8TC Speaker & Chord Signature Plus Interconnect cables
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