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I dont know if headfi is the place to post this but I am buying a surround sound system. I already have the speakers, but I just need to find a good receiver. It needs to be compatible with my astro mixamp. So it needs an optical output. I would also like it to be affordable. So I shop on eBay and amazon so recommendations for those sites would be great. Thanks.
Receivers really have no need for optical output, so I'm assuming it's rare to find a receiver with optical output.
Wondering why you need an Astro mix-amp hooked up to a receiver?
Yamaha receivers come with Silent Cinema, Yamaha's own Headphone Surround Sound tech.
So you could plug headphones straight into the Yamaha receiver.
If they do, liable to be very expensive on a high end receiver because of such a specialized feature.
Look for other solutions to your hookup situation. For example, how do you hook up the Astro mixamp now to the 360? Can't you run HDMI to the receiver and then switch over to whatever output you are using for the mixamp when you need it? Sorry. I know nothing about Xboxes. I have a PS3.
Amazon has a used Yamaha RX-671 A/V receiver for $215 (new is currently $440).