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Boston Acoustics Digital BA735 Speakers with no Analog input.

Bought 2 sets of BA735 speakers as Christmas gifts. I own a set and wanted to give as gifts.
However, the 2 sets I bought have only Digital inputs jacks, where as my personal speakers have both Digital and Analog.
Is there an interface from Boston Acoustics (or where ever) that I can obtain?
Thanks, regards...
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I use one set of BA735 with two computers. Computer A sends digital out and Computer B sends analog. BA735 plays both. I listen to music using digital while the analog from the other computer alerts me to the incoming messages in Pidgin.

I did have to change bios settings on one computer to use the on-board audio.

To enable digital output in XP, click on the speaker icon > Advanced > Select Enable SPDIF. You can leave the PC Spk Mute unchecked if you want the analog output as well. That's all.

I hope you are able to enjoy the rich sound of BA735. It's beautiful. My ears thank a lot for replacing those desktop speakers. BA735 hardly takes up any space . Two small speakers are perched on the hutch and the bass module is somewhere behind the desk, completely invisible.

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There were 2 different models of BA735. One had only Digital in, and one had both Digital and Anolog. For the model without the analog input, you need to have a soundcard on your computer with a digital output, or you could add that option with a sound card. If you really need the speakers to have the analog input, you could add that feature if you are comfortable taking the subwoofer apart and soldering a couple of components to the circiut board.
http://www.neoseeker.com/forums/153/t846623-modify-ba735-for-analog-input/

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