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Wayne Hi, you're now worrying me big time with your comment on the back of Rory's post http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/Forum12/...542.html#3post about feeding the output of a Live 5.1 card straight into a DD decoder, please explain, blood pressure is creeping up and I'm sweating!

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You can do two things to determine if the output is safe to use with your receiver.


1) Put a voltmeter on the SB Live 5.1 S/PDIF output. If it is TTL voltage the meter will read around 3 Volts.


2) Determine the S/PDIF receiver chip that is used by your receiver and check the specs for that chip. Many modern receiver chips can handle voltage up to 10 Volts.



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Hi Golden:


___I know of at least 2 high-end Denon owners that have posted into the forums in the past that have dead S/PDIF COAX inputs from the X-Gamer or MP3 + because of the out of spec S/PDIF voltage. Instead of trusting this, just purchase the much cheaper Live Value II w/ in spec voltages off the digital output port. Even the M-Audio cards are a bit above spec but nothing close to the Live 5.1’s.


___Cliff, if you know which models of DD/DTS receivers can withstand the high S/PDIF voltage, please post which ones they are.


___Good Luck


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Hi Cliff:


___Which chips than? This can probably be found in the Receiver manuals but if not, than we are back to make and models …


___Thanks


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Hi Cliff:


___Which chips than? This can probably be found in the Receiver manuals but if not, than we are back to make and models …


___Thanks


___Wayne R. Gerdes

___Hunt Club Farms Landscaping Ltd.

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Wayne,


The most common receiver chips are CS8411, 8412, 8413, and 8414 that can handle high voltage.



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