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MXQ Pro SPDIF help needed

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I have a Sony HT, that has an SPDIF out (Toslink). The Android TV box which I plan on buying has an SPDIF but a weird one. It looks like an AV socket. How must I connect my HT to the Android box. Any guidance would be appreciated

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This should work:
http://www.amazon.com/Micca-Premium-.../dp/B00V436UQU


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Thanks for the reply. My Home Theatre has Optical SPDIF. If I connect it through AV, will it give 5.1 channel audio or Stereo? Please suggest a suitable cable.
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Then you would need something like this also:

http://www.ramelectronics.net/pof820.aspx

It will be a spdif signal, so should support 2.0 pcm and 5.1 DD/DTS

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Then you would need something like this also:

http://www.ramelectronics.net/pof820.aspx

It will be a spdif signal, so should support 2.0 pcm and 5.1 DD/DTS

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So the SPDIF on the MXQ Pro Android TV is Coaxial SPDIF?

Will the cable in the image below work?

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This is the image.
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The specs for the MXQ Pro say it has an 1/8" coaxial spdif. So if your AV receiver doesn't have a coaxial spdif input, you need to convert it to optical spdif. Use the first cable I mentioned with the coax to optical spdif converter I mentioned. If you don't also have a STANDARD optical/toslink cable, you'll need one of those too.

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Did you ever get this resolved?
I was looking at the Amazon solution as I have a digital coax in on my Yamaha YSP800.

I bought an optical SDPIF to toslink converter from NCIX and it didn't work

Thanks in advance!
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I have a similar problem. Tried hooking up my MXQ Pro to my receiver with a Toslink / mini-Toslink cable with no luck. I have been able to use the AV port and RCA cables to hook up, but that only gives me stereo sound. Has anyone been able to make the MXQ Pro digital audio link work?
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I have a similar problem. Tried hooking up my MXQ Pro to my receiver with a Toslink / mini-Toslink cable with no luck. I have been able to use the AV port and RCA cables to hook up, but that only gives me stereo sound. Has anyone been able to make the MXQ Pro digital audio link work?
Toslink is an optical (fiber optic) connection. The signal on this connection is SPDIF.
The MXQ Pro has a digital coax connection. The signal here is also SPDIF.

The issue you had was you used an optical cable in a port that doesnt support that connection. If your receiver has an Optical connection it almost definatly has Digital Coax. It uses RCA connectors on the receiver end.

If you receiver has Digital Coax input, you will use this:

http://www.amazon.com/Micca-Premium-.../dp/B00V436UQU

If it does not have that input for some strange reason, you will use this:

http://www.amazon.com/Micca-Premium-.../dp/B00V436UQU

Which is the same as above, And then you will need this:

http://www.ramelectronics.net/pof-820-1.aspx

And then you would need a toslink to toslink (optical) cable to plug it into your receiver.

You can get 5.1 Dolby Digital or DTS from this connection.
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New to this forum. Has anyone solved this issue?

I've been trying to hook the MXQ box up to my 'SONY MDRDS6500 surround sound headphones'.

Using a 'FosPower 24K Gold Plated Toslink to Mini Toslink Digital Optical S/PDIF Audio Cable' but so far its been in vane.

I'm starting to suspect that the SPDIF port has never worked.
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I just got an MXQ Pro android box, and have been successful in getting digital SPDIF (5.1) from the unit. All you need is the very common and inexpensive cable pictured. Put the WHITE end into your receiver's coaxial digital input plug and the 3.5" jack into the SPDIF plug in the MXQ box. Don't connect the red end to anything.

Cheap and easy!!
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The cable pictured below will work as well.

With the exception of the cord I showed above in my previous post, any other cable with 3 or more poles on the jack (such as the 3-pole Micca cord mentioned above) will NOT work, as the signals from the inner poles cancel each other out.
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Has anyone using the optical cable method got this working??

My receiver has a Toslink input and my MXQ Pro has a SPDIF mimi Toslink output. I thought this would be simple but it does NOT work.

The one thing I have noticed is that the light output from the MXQ Pro is blue and not that bright where as my other Toslink devices provide a bright red light. Could this be the issue??
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Cheap and easy :D

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I just got an MXQ Pro android box, and have been successful in getting digital SPDIF (5.1) from the unit. All you need is the very common and inexpensive cable pictured. Put the WHITE end into your receiver's coaxial digital input plug and the 3.5" jack into the SPDIF plug in the MXQ box. Don't connect the red end to anything.

Cheap and easy!!
Sometimes I forget that Chinese are experts in cheap devices.
But they have another virtue, they put in their cheap devices all the features they can handle.
That's the benefit of lot of digital students which are doping things for the manufacturers.

SPDIF socket was that last I studied in this cheap device. All the other ports work perfectly as expected.

SPDIF OUTPUT IS IN FACT DIGITAL. I use the cable suggested by you in my old ONKYO AV receiver TX-DS595, and surprisingly raise the digital coaxial input, bringing an excellent sound, which, BTW, is a constant in this devices from Asia.

I appreciate your comment very much. I save lots of time of testing in the huge assortment of cables a toys i own as an audiophile.

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One easy solution it to use an HDMI to HDMI/with SPDIF audio extractor. Link below. This supports 5.1CH with three kinds of audio mode options.

amazon.de/dp/B016XMDKXC/ref=pe_386171_38075861_TE_item
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Bumping this thread so I don't need to create a new one.....
I have an Android TV box, an MX10 Pro. It has a SPDIF coaxial connection (3.5mm) but I can't seem to get 5.1 surround sound from it. I've used a coaxial cable with a 3.5mm mono adapter as I read in another forum that it would do the job but it only transmits stereo. I then tried one of the cables in post #12 above but it still only outputted stereo. My last option is to buy one of the cables linked in post #2 (Micca Premium SPDIF Digital Coaxial Audio Cable). Is there anyone who has tried this combination and can confirm that it will output 5.1 surround sound? I have scoured the internet and can't find anything which is really surprising as these little boxes seem to be very popular and many only have this coax SPDIF connection for audio.

Thanks in advance...

This is the unit btw

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