[LAU] Minimalistic S/PDIF i/o device?

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Fri Aug 1 07:46:21 EDT 2008

Not optimal as per your ideals but I use one of these between a Gentoo
desktop and our home theater receiver. (USB to TOS Link)


I've never tried the spdif in.

The unit has A/D's and D/A's in it but I've never used them. Cost my
about $30 a couple of years ago. Works great except ALSA doesn't
control the lights on it correctly and they blink on and off at weird


On Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 3:00 AM, Sampo Savolainen <v2 at iki.fi> wrote:
> Hi,
> Does anyone know of any cheap and small S/PDIF i/o (toslink or coax)
> interfaces which work on a laptop? USB, PCMCIA, Expresscard, firewire,
> whatever. Size is what really matters, not how it's connected.
> Oh, and it should also work in Linux. ;)
> My ideal would be a USB cable with two coaxial SPDIF connectors on the other
> end.
> All I really would need is something which takes in two channels of
> bit-perfect 24-bit digital audio (192k is not needed) and outputs two
> channels through spdif. A headphone / line output would be a nice bonus but
> not required.
>  Sampo
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