Amazon fire 2nd gen with optical

I was looking at getting another amazon fire tv. To my disappointment, they dropped the optical output. Or I don’t see one that has optical out anymore. In the living room, I not only use it for movies, but I use Tidal on the fire, optical out to my pioneer sc27 dac. It actually sounds quite good. It looks like they only have the fire cube and fire stick now, so disappointing to me. I understand most will use hdmi to a sound bar or something along those lines but, this thing can be used for audio with good results.

Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,

Living Room:,T+A PA 1530R, Tyler Highland H2, Aries Mini, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11, W4S recovery, Wireworld Platinum Starlight, PS Audio Direct Stream JR.

Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T

Comments

  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,472
    There are some HDMI to HDMI + SPDIF extractor boxes for around $20 on Amazon. I don’t have one though, since I have always used the HDMI connection to receivers and have the receiver handle the digital to analog.
    1. Polk LSiM707, 704C, 703; Dual SVS SB2000 subwoofers; Marantz SR7011 receiver; Parasound A23 amp; Oppo 205; Sony 65" 4K TV; FIOS; PS Audio Power Plant Premier; MIT S2 cables
    2. JM Labs Electra 920.1; Sonic Frontiers Line 3 Preamp; Classe Model 25 amp; Sony HAP-Z1ES; Oppo 105D; Music Hall MMF7 and Acoustech phono pre; PS Audio Power Director; MIT S1 Cables
    3. Polk LSiM703; Parasound JC2BP and A21; Sony 48" 4K TV; Wyred4Sound DAC 2; Oppo 203; Squeezebox Touch; MIT S3 cables
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,857
    edited November 2018
    I have one I am about to sell. Pm me if ur interested.

    Only the 1st gens has optical out FYI, which is what I have...
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Excite x18; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP; NVidia ShieldTV
    ;
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45, NHT Super One CI surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo (original), Squeezebox Touch
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 4,232
    Emlyn wrote: »
    There are some HDMI to HDMI + SPDIF extractor boxes for around $20 on Amazon. I don’t have one though, since I have always used the HDMI connection to receivers and have the receiver handle the digital to analog.

    I have used a few of those and they are a bit "iffy", often requiring a disconnection to re-establish an HDMI handshake.
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