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Coaxial on HDP

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

So i got my Coaxial cable in the mail today and i went to hook my HDP into my Asus essence STX sound card but when i got it all hooked up it's not being picked-up on my computer as being a device and im not sure what's wrong. Any have any ideas?

post #2 of 15
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post #3 of 15

Nothing wrong. Your coaxial only  carries a SPDIF digital signal . It is one way communication protocol so there is no hand shake between devices unlike USB.

post #4 of 15
Thread Starter 

The  what do i need to run my amp on coaxial?

post #5 of 15

Nothing other than  plugging the cable  really, and select the STX SPDIF out in your player.

post #6 of 15
Thread Starter 

Well my computer doesn't even register that my HDP is there unless i have it hooked in with RCA or usb.

This is the cable im using...

http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-PureAV-AV20100-06-Digital-Coaxial/dp/B0001XGQV8/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1297019402&sr=8-5

post #7 of 15

What media player are you using on your PC? Have you chosen the right driver, usually STX SPDIF Pass-through within option or preferences? If using Direct Sound driver have you made sure the SPDIF (PCM) out is enabled (ticked) in the Xonar control panel?

post #8 of 15
Thread Starter 

Well the playback devices im offered are...

Nuforce HDP DAC (isn't recognized unless the usb cable is plugged in)

Speakers- Asus Xonar Essence STX Audio Device

S/PDIF  Pass Through Device- Asus Xonar Essence STX Audio Device

Digital Audio (S/PDIF)- High Definition Audio Device

Im not sure which to select to make it work since none are working for Coax currently

I am currently using iTunes as my player mostly because Foobar confuses me a lot

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post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by Bubbacritz View Post

Well the playback devices im offered are...

Nuforce HDP DAC (isn't recognized unless the usb cable is plugged in)

Speakers- Asus Xonar Essence STX Audio Device

S/PDIF  Pass Through Device- Asus Xonar Essence STX Audio Device

Digital Audio (S/PDIF)- High Definition Audio Device

Im not sure which to select to make it work since none are working for Coax currently

I am currently using iTunes as my player mostly because Foobar confuses me a lot

-Select "Digital Audio (S/PDIF)" if that is also part of the essense STX output, if that is actually your onboard spdif, choose "S/PDIF Pass through - asus xonar.."

-You won't see the HDP as you won't be using the USB cable if you are trying to use coax, that's fine

-select the D position on the HDP

-have nothing plugged into the 3.5mm jack on the HDP

 

So why don't you want to use the USB to get audio to the HDP? 


 

post #11 of 15
Thread Starter 

Well i dont mind using usb now but i figure i should figure out other inputs because i might get an amp soon that has no usb input

post #12 of 15

Did my advice help you get things working?

post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 

Nope, still no sound. I am now using media monkey as my primary music player and i set the output on the direct output plugin to the S/PDIF pass through device as well as having it set the pass through device set to me default device  and still nothing

post #14 of 15

Did you try switching your HDP to the spdif connection? All you have to do is twist the knob to a different LED color.  I forget what color it is as I never use it.  Definitely not the color blue as that's for usb.

post #15 of 15
Thread Starter 

Yes but still no sound other than a low pop when i turn the knob (it's a white led just fyi)

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