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Optical Direct for Reactors
#11
Where do you find an optical splitter? Is there such a thing as a 5.1 splitter too? How do you control volume?
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#12
(04-Jul-2019, 10:49)booshtukka Wrote: Where do you find an optical splitter? Is there such a thing as a 5.1 splitter too? How do you control volume?

So I have an Anthem D2V receiver that all of my sources plug into.  It has analog outputs that I use Portta analog to digital converters to convert to optical.  For the speakers that are far away from the Anthem i then use J-Tech digital optical extenders to extend the signal using ethernet cables.  

The Anthem receiver controls the volume.  

I'm trying to get a call with Devialet's custom install manager to discuss a better approach.  I'll post a summary of my conversation if it happens.
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#13
Probably a bit overkill for my two Reactors! I'm amazed there isn't a cheap box that does this.
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#14
(04-Jul-2019, 16:24)booshtukka Wrote: Probably a bit overkill for my two Reactors! I'm amazed there isn't a cheap box that does this.

I cannot vouch for any of the following items but they may do the job for you.

LiNKFOR hdmi de-embedder to 2 channel analogue

Neotek hdmi de embedder with volume

Tendak hdmi de-embedder to 6 channel analogue

Fugen hdmi de embedder with volume

And then convert the individual analogue signals as per njaiswal recommendation.
Kit: Oppo BDP-103EU (Vanity HD board mod), Sky+HD, Dell laptop tuned with Audiophile Optimizer 3.0 and running EQ software (Voxengo Curve), laptop input via miniDSP UDIO-8; output via RME Digiface. Watch: Panasonic PT-AT6000E, Panasonic TX-L55ET61B. Listen: Devialet Gold Phantom fronts and sides in Direct Optical mode.
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#15
All much simpler. But still a shame we have to do digital -> analogue -> digital. Would be nice to have a box with 1 optical in and multiple optical outs. I guess this doesn't exist?
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#16
(05-Jul-2019, 10:02)booshtukka Wrote: All much simpler. But still a shame we have to do digital -> analogue -> digital. Would be nice to have a box with 1 optical in and multiple optical outs. I guess this doesn't exist?

Rare as hens teeth, but it can be done at a cost.

For example sonifex redbox
Kit: Oppo BDP-103EU (Vanity HD board mod), Sky+HD, Dell laptop tuned with Audiophile Optimizer 3.0 and running EQ software (Voxengo Curve), laptop input via miniDSP UDIO-8; output via RME Digiface. Watch: Panasonic PT-AT6000E, Panasonic TX-L55ET61B. Listen: Devialet Gold Phantom fronts and sides in Direct Optical mode.
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#17
That box only appears to support coax SPDIF? And only separates stereo rather than 5.1 etc.

I'm surprised this doesn't exist. Though I guess it's because it's rare to have a device that expects a mono optical input.
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#18
(05-Jul-2019, 11:53)booshtukka Wrote: That box only appears to support coax SPDIF? And only separates stereo rather than 5.1 etc.

I'm surprised this doesn't exist. Though I guess it's because it's rare to have a device that expects a mono optical input.

Tell me about it... the original Premiers have the ability to select which channel and in their new product they decide to eliminate it... I just have to shake my head at this point and roll with it.
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