[mythtv-users] EPIA MII-1000 advice needed on surround sound.
nick at rout.co.nz
Sat Jul 14 11:39:56 UTC 2007
Sarah Katherine Hayes wrote:
>> Although I used* the SPDIF output of my SP-13000 to get surround I am
>> sure there is a setting to make the three 3.5 mm stereo plugs carry
>> the 5.1 sound. I am not sure that is the output you are looking for
>> (as you don't specify the number of phono connectors) but my guess is
>> that 3x stereo to dual RCA might be what you need. Check the MII-10000
>> manual for the jumper setting and also check what channel goes where
>> on the surround system (I think the setup of the Epia is L/R front,
>> L/R back and Center/Subwoofer spread across the three Speaker, Mic,
>> Line connectors).
> It's Front L/R has two per speaker, Rear L/R has two per again, Sub has
> one, Cent has one. Looking through the manual of the Epia it states it
> does do the 'Vinyl' audio thing, But I can see the cabling being funky;
> as I'll need to break the Line-Out/Line-In connectors in to 4 phono
> jacks (L, R, 2x common ground perhaps?). The Mic socket, will, as you
> say need a bog standard 3.5mm to 2x phono cable (of which I've an every
> growing collection :) ).
> The manual also states 'click the Vinyl Audio icon on your desktop' so
> I'm guessing it's a driver thing, I'd best make sure ALSA can actually
> pull this off before I break out the soldering iron and see if the odd
> bod cables will work. I've found hints that the 1.0.11 in Ubuntu 7.04
> might not be up to it so I'll give 1.0.14 a whirl and see if it gives me
> the option.
> And yeah, ain't SPDIF grand? One cable, five min of tweaking and bosh...
> all good.
Yeah spdif is grand!
I think I found the answer here http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php/Via8233
Some Via chips support 6 channel output through the line in, line out,
and microphone jacks. Enable 'Mic As Center/LFE' and 'Line-In As
Surround' with alsamixer to use this."
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