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How to choose and connect graphic equalizer to adjust TV sound through external amp [closed]

While investigating the benefits of buying a soundbar for my TV, I was advised to instead purchase a good pair of speakers and an amplifier. So I did. I am now getting, I think, just what the sound ...
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Are amplifiers with optical in/out truly transparent?

I understand that bad amps introduce distortion and that is bad, but wouldn't the best amp be the one that is most true to the input signal, aside from amplitude amplification of course? Optical ...
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Converting Surround Sound Headphone Jacks to Optical

Hey there I am looking for some help on how to get my surround sound speakers working on my computer. The surround sound system uses 4x 3.5 mm headphone jacks. (it looks something like this: (...
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Sony PCM D50 vs Marantz Pmd661 (internalmics and optical options )

Can anybody tell me how they sound? D50 seems to be the best… not much said about the 661. I wanted to record quiet ambient atmospheres. How many channels does the Optical in take? 1 or 2? ...
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Strange corruption in optical/toslink audio from PS3

Please listen to this: http://nate.quandra.org/wtf.wav It's me moving through the PS3 main menu and then playing part of a Bluray. You can hear that the clicking menu interface sound effect "hangs on"...
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Audio conversion from optical audio to 3,5 analog jack

I need a DAC to convert from optical audio (coming from Apple TV) to a 3.5 analog jack. I was thinking to buy something like this, but I'm wondering if: 1- can I easily find an adapter from 2 RCA ...
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Is this sound card good enough?

We have a sound system with 6.1 channels (7.1 if we use two active speakers in addition to the sub-woofer.) We're going to use the optical SPDIF connection. Are some sound cards better than others if ...