SDPIF digital Coax into car audio pieces
So I keep hearing people talk about SPDIF digital off the mother boards being the best thing ever siince it's an RCA connection.
What I have yet to see is someone actually USING that SPDIF digital coax to go INTO a processor of some kind for car audio.
For instance, the Alpine H701 doesn't take SPDIF DIGITAL in only SPDIF OPTICAL (tos-link).
There are two different kinds of SPDIF here:
The most common connector used with an S/PDIF interface is the RCA connector, the same one used for consumer audio products. An optical connector is also sometimes used.
now if someone has found a piece int he car audio world that will take digital SPDIF IN, I'd love to see it. Please post it up! I'd be interested to see what is avaliable.
# Sony Philips Digital IntferFace. This comes in two forms digital caxial (RCA) and digital optical D-link - Denon link. A higher quality digital interface that can be used for digital transfer of LPCM, DD, DTS and DVD-Audio. It can also be used for SACD, but not yet as Denon is still waiting on a licence for this I-link - Also known as IEE 1394 or Firewire. A higher quality digital interface that can be used for digital transfer of LPCM, DD, DTS, DVD-Audio and SACD Feel free to correct me if I didn't get it all. I
# S/PDIF or S/P-DIF, for Sony/Philips Digital Interconnect Format (also IEC 958 type II, part of IEC-60958), is a system for carrying stereo digital audio signals between various devices and stereo components. S/PDIF is primarily used with CD players (and DVD players playing CDs), and it is becoming common on other audio components like MiniDiscs and modern computer audio cards. It is also popular in car audio, where the former mess of wiring can be replaced with a single fibre optic cable, which
Otherwise you are getting into professional audio equipment.
something like these:
which, btw, there is a way to convert that over to run on 12volt. Its something that I have considered doing in my car...but I'm probably going to wait until the next build/nedw car comes around to do that.