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    Exclamation SPDIF Optical...What is it?

    Hi All,

    Just wanted to get some info on the use of SPDIF and the variations it comes in. At the moment I have a Creative Audigy 2 sound card and 2.1 digital inspire speakers which are connected via a digital out connector on the backplate of the sound card.

    I have heard on many forums about the great sound quality when used with SPDIF. I use my PC a lot for games and dvds and just needed some advice on whether I can improve on my current audio setup with the use of SPDIF??

    Thanks in advance,
    Brasco

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    Short answer: no you won't notice any difference using it

    Long answer:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SPDIF

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    If you are using a digital coaxial connector the sound quality will be the same as the optical. S/PDIF if just the data trasmission format and can go on both copper and optical wires.

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