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.

Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,
USB helpers: w4s Recovery
Living Room Elite SC27, LSI25, SDA 3.1TL
Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T

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  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,184
    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; Toshiba HD-DVD Player; Sony 65" 4K TV; FIOS; PS Audio Power Plant Premier; MIT S2 cables
    2. JM Labs Electra 920.1; Parasound JC2 Preamp; Sonic Frontiers Power 2 amp; Sony HAP-Z1ES; Oppo 105D; Music Hall MMF7 and Acoustech phono pre; PS Audio P1000; MIT S1 Cables
    3. Polk LSiM703; Pioneer Elite SC97 receiver; Oppo 203; Squeezebox Touch; MIT S3 cables
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 4,910
    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 Emit 10; 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
    Marantz SR-5007; Audiosource Amp Two, PSB Imagine B, Definitive Technology ProCenter 2000, NHT Super One CI surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo, Squeezebox Touch
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,682
    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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