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colmack

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#198020 22-Jun-2016 16:48
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All the regular audio outputs on my TV are used for other connections. I want one more, to plug into my Tovoli stereo radio, which has just one 3.5 mm input. The only audio output left on the TV is the optical ‘toslink’, which is something I’ve never wanted to use — till now. My question is, how do I connect a toslink output on the TV to a 3.5 mm audio jack that will plug into the radio? Is it even possible?


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MikeAqua
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  #1578460 22-Jun-2016 16:53
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Toslink is digital and 3.5mm is analog so some sort of digital to analog conversion will surely be required.

 

I'm curious to know why you need to.





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  #1578462 22-Jun-2016 16:56
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One of these and then a normal RCA to 3.5mm cable.

 

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Digital-Optical-Toslink-Coax-to-Analog-R-L-RCA-Audio-Signal-Converter-Adapter-Wholesale/32582823582.html

 

 or if the tv is old enough to have analog RCA outputs and they are used elsewhere then just get a couple of RCA Y adapters to plug 2 things in.





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wellygary
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  #1578464 22-Jun-2016 16:58
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As a cable such a thing does not exist- although you can get TOS to 3.5mm adaptors these are still optical,

 

You need a optial DAC,

 

something like this

 

https://www.amazon.com/Digital-Analog-Converter-Optical-Toslink/dp/B005K2TXMO 

 

but I am sure you they also exists on numberous .cn sites.....


DaveDog
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  #1579101 23-Jun-2016 16:49
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I think that these will fix your problem without any fuss at all...

 

http://www.jaycar.co.nz/rca-plug-to-2-x-rca-socket/p/PA3560


colmack

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  #1579108 23-Jun-2016 17:14
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The simple solutions are best... I haven't had time to do this yet, but a couple of 1RCA to 2RCA plugs should do the trick. The only reason I specified toslink was that I thought it was my only course of action, overlooking the obvious. Thank you all for your comments.

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  #1584208 1-Jul-2016 16:50
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FWIW - I use one of these for the job, only issue is the power requirement which I run off a USB port on the TV.

 

 

 

http://www.soundessentials.co.nz/product/FiiOD03KTaishanCoaxialOpticalDAC.html

 

 





colmack

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  #1584229 1-Jul-2016 17:04
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Thanks, this sounds like exactly what I want, and it's good to hear you're using one yourself. I would be able to use a TV USB port in the same way.


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