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i have a motherboard from intel on which i will install an auzentech x-fi . intel's motherboard is having the "Realtek ALC889" , it has a connector named "3-pin S/PDIF Out Header (J4C1)" in the notice at page 60 of this file : http://download.intel.com/support/mo...ps_rev_1_4.pdf .


i made two photos of it :




i asked the intel support about a cable but they did not where to buy it and recently send a unanswered email to realtek .

as the realtek is 7.1 + 2 , i think that it can be a cable having two 2 pins so that it delivers the 2 audios

is anybody knows more this connector with 3 pins and where the cable can be found ?
 

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I suggest you post your question here:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forum...aysprune=&f=26


That reference appears to be some sort of internal board connector, not a digital output that would go to the digital input of an AVR. That cable would probably have to be built by the user/installer. In any case, SPDIF is usually transmitted via a coax cable or optical (Toslink) cable. SPDIF can only support 2-channel pcm audio or legacy lossy Dolby Digital/DTS at 5.1 channels. It cannot support 7.1 channel digital audio. You need HDMI or analog audio out to do that.
 

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i posted here because of the title having theory and the cable seems to enter in a sort of setup of motherboard , by the way thank you bluesky636 , i just found there a sticky post having a lot of info for soundcards : http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...t=940972#Sound

i send renethx a pm to read my topic in case he will know this connector ;']

will the mod agree with that advice and be able to move the topic to this part of the forum ?
 

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Originally Posted by bluesky636 /forum/post/18128350


I suggest you post your question here:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forum...aysprune=&f=26


That reference appears to be some sort of internal board connector, not a digital output that would go to the digital input of an AVR. That cable would probably have to be built by the user/installer. In any case, SPDIF is usually transmitted via a coax cable or optical (Toslink) cable. SPDIF can only support 2-channel pcm audio or legacy lossy Dolby Digital/DTS at 5.1 channels. It cannot support 7.1 channel digital audio. You need HDMI or analog audio out to do that.

If [5.1 is what you want and] you cannot find a prebuilt cable/connector assembly, you might consider fabricating your own starting with this connector from FrontX .
 
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