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Hercules Fortissimo IV big SPDIF problem

Posted on 2006-06-25
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Greetings,

I bought the Fortissimo 4 soundcard few days ago.
Everything is working perfectly, but SPDIF output.

My receiver (Marantz SR4600) does not recognize
any signal on the TOSLink like it used to, with my old
much inferior SBLive 5.1 card + Hoontech SPDIF bracket.

The red light is visible at the receiver's end of TOSLink cable.

But the receiver simply switches off to analog.
I've tried 44, 48, 96 sampling rates.

No success.

Do analog outputs need to be muted in order for SPDIF output
to work on this card?


Best Regards.
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by:fredshovel
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The soundcard may have come with some software that allows you to change the output settings including SPDIF.
I'd re-set the Marantz to its original settilngs and look at the card's software settings.
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by:GIJoe
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I have reset the unit... no go... I am trying another toslink cable today.
Linux's Alsa behaves exactly the same, no digital, only analog output.
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by:GIJoe
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Ok so here is the result of further investigation...

I've brought a cd player (kenwood) and dvd player, both have toslink output.
Still no success.Weird!

So... the last thing to check is the cable.Do you think it can be bad?
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by:GIJoe
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Ok, it is sorted.It was bad toslink cable.Even cleaning and sanding the glass hasn't helped.
Thank you for participation!
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