Digital Coaxical to RCA?

Trying to connect my Directv receiver to a Polk Omni A1. Trying to avoid buying a bulky AVR in bedroom. Apple TV is using the digital optical input. What is left is a digital coaxial out on receiver (orange) and RCA (red/ white ) Audio on the Polk Omni A1.

Any suggestions are appreciated. Thank you.
AVR: Marantz SR 5011
L/ R: Polk Audio 703 LSiM (Bi Amp'd)
C: Polk Audio 255c - LS
R: Def Tech
Sub: PSW 505 (12 inch)
DVD: Oppo UDP 203
TV: 2016 Sony XBR 75X850D


  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 3,450
    I would suggest a DAC.
    Got Dayens?
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,198
    edited May 30
    You can buy a small DAC at Monoprice for like $24. I use one for a set of wireless headphones for Bev's Dad. My TV only had a Toslink audio output, but the phones required analog L/R connections. My bad, only $17.99.

    I have been using one for years, and it works great. Comes with it's own walwart PS.
    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD | Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2L | Power Amp: Parasound Halo A21 | Speakers: PSB Imagine T2 | Cables: Signal Cable XLR; Kimber 8VS Bi-Wire; DH Labs D-75 | AC Power: Panamax M5300-PM
  • msgmsg Posts: 4,034
    edited May 30
    I've used those converters before, as well. They work.

    Another option would be to go HDMI to your TV with both the Apple TV and DirecTV, and then out to the Omni with the Optical, presuming your TV has it. Most TVs have optical or coaxical output. In a pinch, you could use the RCA outs from the TV to the Omni?
  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 3,650
    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.-John Wooden
  • msgmsg Posts: 4,034
    edited May 31
    I didn't realize they were making these things with both coax and optical in one box. The ones I bought in the past were either/or. Good to know.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,026
    Would help if we knew the model of the TV. If the TV has a digital output, connect the apple tv and direct tv box to inputs on the TV then optical out to the omni.
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