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I want to play mp3 music on a standard hi-fi kit. I have a Sony Vaio VGC-TP media centre with an S/PDIF optical output. I am intending to buy a Cambridge Audio amplifier and a couple of bookshelf speakers. Can you tell me what kit I need to connect the PC to the amp to give the highest quality sound? I think I probably need a digital to analogue converter, but there are few around in my price range. Looking forward to hewaring from you. Martin Evans

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    I hooked up the str-dg600 to my SoundMax audio card via optical TOSLINK cable. I cant get the subwoofer or surround speakers to sound. and the center channel only makes sound when both left and right speakers are turned up in the test program. Surround back never works either


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I agree what the guest suggested solution..

Posted on Aug 21, 2008

HI,all you need to do is hook up the optical out put to the optical in on the amp this will give you the best sound, also try phono out of media centre if you have it as this has a higher band width.


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