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What can I use to output a digital audio signal from my computer [closed]

I want to get something for my laptop to output a digital sound signal to my stereo receiver. My laptop doesn't have a digital optical out or HDMI out, but it does have 3 USB ports and a headphone/mic ...
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Connection between two optic fiber patch panels

The answer should be obvious but I haven't been able to confirm this. I have two switches with 1Gb SFP LC Duplex connecting to a patch panel with two LC-SC Simplex patch cords each (I wasn't able to ...
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2x Simplex optic fiber patch cord vs. Duplex

I need to connect a patch panel (SC) to a Switch (LC) with a HP X121 1G SFP LC LX Transceiver. In theory I should use a 10m Duplex patch cord SC-LC Single mode, but I only have 10m Simplex at the ...
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Can Optical audio cables / TOS link cables suffer from EMI?

Can Optical audio cables / TOS link cables suffer from EMI (elector magnetic interference ?)
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What are different types of fibre cable?

I am looking forward to use SFP port (not SFP+). Right now I understand there are 4 types of module. Single Mode SFP Multi-Mode SFP Single Mode SFP (BiDi) Multi-Mode SFP (BiDi) For all of these ...
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Is there a fiber / optical extension you can buy move your FTTP point?

I want to move my BT Openreach fiber box so it's running from my UPS. Issue is the fiber cable into the building is 10 meters away from I need it to be. Is there a fiber / optical extension you can ...
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RJ45 -SFP Connection?

I originally thought that SFP connection involved optical fiber. However, I came across an RJ45-SFP Copper device. Thus, it appears to be an SFP device that connects to an RJ45 slot and conducts ...
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Fibre Installation [closed]

In my home I have a 3com baseline switch in the attic with Broadband entering the living room then running over cat 6 to the attic. I am looking to upgrade this to Fibre with the future support of ...
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Why is Thunderbolt 3 on copper wire faster than USB 3.1?

As I understand it, Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.1 use the exact same USB-C connectors. I am aware that Thunderbolt 3 is approximately quadruple the speed of USB 3.1. I had assumed that it was because TB ...
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What is the difference between a S/PDIF connector and a TOSLINK connector?

What is the difference between a S/PDIF connector and a TOSLINK connector? When I look at the relevant Wikipedia articles, it shows identical photographs on the S/PDIF page and the TOSLINK page. ...
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Can I add multi-mode fiber optic media converter at any point of my network previously distributed in single-mode fiber optic?

I have used single-mode fiber optic media converter in my whole network. But my Fiber Optic cables have 2-pair of optical wires. I only use one of them for single-mode purpose. Now I want to introduce ...
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Iperf network benchmark measures under-utilized?

I am working on two embeddded high performance network routers and I have connected them point-to-point via a 10Gbit optical fibre cable. I ran iperf benchmarks on them and when I connect through an ...
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3.1 Surround Sound via optical out

I have a Xonar DG sound card, and I'm outputting my computer sound via an optical cable. It's connected to a 3.1 Sony Sound Bar (model ht-ct150). Is there a setting/driver/software of some kind where ...
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What's the minimum network latency for a 1000 km connection using optic fibers?

I know most of the network latency for short distances is due to router processing times. But for longer distances the speed of light also counts. And it's different from the speed the light in the ...
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Trouble sending digital audio (optical SPDIF) to receiver from HTPC running Windows 7

My friend has recently upgraded his HTPC from Windows Vista (unknown SKU) to Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. My friend's HTPC has the following relevant hardware: Video: PCI-E nVidia GeForce 8800GT ...
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How to identify and use an existing fiber installation?

When my parents had their house built about 10 years ago, the wiring guy told them that he should install some fiber in the walls, saying that it would be good for future use. So there is some kind of ...
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Ubuntu - Get audio over optical cable

Is it possible to play audio over optical cables in Ubuntu? I've got a motherboard with Realtek ALC888 onboard audio. Ubuntu can play music/sounds just fine to my headphones or over analog cables ...