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I have a set of Logitech of X540 speakers.The speaker's six channel inputs are in the form of three analog 3.5mm TRS plugs.

This is a problem since the components I wish to hook up to them (Xbox, DVD Player, etc) typically have digital output.

I'm not an audio expert or anything, but it looks like Creative Labs DDTS-100 would have been the perfect device, but it unfortunatley went out of production years ago and it's difficult to find one.


Does anyone know of an alternative, preferably inexpensive, decoder/processor that could take digital 5.1 input and output analog 5.1?

I can find many AVRs that'd do the trick, but I want to avoid spending that much money (especially since I wouldn't be fully utilizing the AVR.)
 

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If you do not mind buying gear sold in the early 2000s, do a search for the
Technics SH-AC500D , a standalone DD/DTS processor that sold for around $200 back then when many receivers still did not include their own decoders. I am sure there are many sitting in HT hobbyists closets looking for a home.


I think Marantz also sold a similar decoder.
 

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Originally Posted by Carl H /forum/post/20826795


Does anyone know of an alternative, preferably inexpensive, decoder/processor that could take digital 5.1 input and output analog 5.1?

Well, the afore-mentioned Technics SH-AC500D will do the job and provide remote control as well. I have one sitting in my closet, if you are interested. Otherwise, any cheap old DD AVR will do.
 

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Originally Posted by Kal Rubinson /forum/post/20828604


Well, the afore-mentioned Technics SH-AC500D will do the job and provide remote control as well. I have one sitting in my closet, if you are interested. Otherwise, any cheap old DD AVR will do.
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Originally Posted by schan1269 /forum/post/20828974


^^^ +/-1 Early liquid lunch there Kal? His speakers are self-powered... He needs pre-outs or a SSP.

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Technics SH-AC500D user manual
(showing the 5.1 pre-outs . . . make sure to read page 10, Step 3 caveats on DTS decoding!)
 

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My "liquid lunch" comment was for Kal's run on...


"any cheap old DD AVR will do"


Add..."any old...will do, with pre-outs"
Yeah. Just being dismissive.
 
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