Hey guys---Firstly I'd like to thank you in advance for taking a gander at my setup quagmire and sparing a few synapses. Also, I'm all apologies in advance should my flow, format or prose is not meet the forum's criteria; this is my 1st post!!!
For brevity's sake, I'll highlight my two questions and elaborate below:
1. Am I capable of running a RCA cable w/ SPDIF connection from my soundcard's Analog/Digital Out jack to Pioneer VSX-521's coaxial cable input?
2. Am I putting my VSX or Klipsh promedia speaker satellites at risk by using the receiver and the speakers together?
TV - Samsung SyncMaster P2770HD
AVR - Pioneer VSX-521
PC - Soundblaster Audigy Platinum Ex Soundcard(with breakout box)
PS3 Slim [HDMI to TV]
5 Klipsch Promedia Satellites (Subwoofer to be added in the near future)
I really just want to listen to my computer audio and ps3 through the 5.1 receiver with my speakers and a sub in the future.
Unfortunately my VSX-521 works insofar as the tuner gets AM/FM reception and plays through the speakers and can add effects. When I've attempted to hook up the TV and the PS3 to the VSX-521 via Optical, the receiver always reverts back through the cycle to the analog input after toggling with "signal select."
While trying to connect my Audigy soundcard on my PC to the VSX-521 via coaxial inputs, I get the same issue of it toggling through the connects to rest back at analog. I am unable to pick up a signal before it starts to cycle through. Below is a graphic from the Audigy manual that highlights my intentions of sending my pc's audio to the Receiver's coaxial input. Is coaxial digital the best/optimal/easiest plug on the Receiver?
I'm wondering if these inabilities to connect to a signal are signs of a malfunctioning model or have I lost the plot, so to speak, when it comes to hooking up a system?
As for the compatiablity question with the Klipsch satellites and the receiver: I don't know what specs to look for when it comes to "not blowing out the speakers/receiver." Any guidance here would be well appreciated.
I will attempt some different wiring setups with other cables to sort out any issues, but I would be thankful for any thoughts or inputs. Thanks again and my apologies for the length.