You do realize that my original post was from back in 2005, right?
Also, my initial post was to try and clear up some confusion. Many people on here back then were using the terms SPDIF and Tos-Link interchangeably.
ANY sound card, or even nor many motherboard, with a tos-link output will work fine with the 701.
For the past 3 years, I've used a Tos-link cable from my motherboard to my 701.
There's really nothing special about it.