Turtle Beach Santa Cruz question

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Turtle Beach Santa Cruz question

Postby CodeFuApprentice » 2017-11-06 @ 13:11

I've been trying to find out about this for a while now, and so far with very little result, oh and i'd also searched in this forum to see if someone had asked before.
Regarding the header marked "SPDIF/12S":
Is it used for a device similar to a Creative Audigy 2 Front Panel or perhaps an expansion board that adds in TOSLINK Optical ports?
Did Turtle Beach ever release a product to use for this header? Does anyone have one of these or used one?

I'm aware that the versajack can be used for Digital output using a 3.5mm Stereo Jack to RCA Phono cable. I've used this before with a Creative Sound Blaster Extigy as the decoder. Though i remember i had to use Analog output for MIDI playback from the Yamaha DB50XG i have installed.
(Please correct me if i'm wrong, it's been a while since i've used this sound card).
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Re: Turtle Beach Santa Cruz question

Postby CkRtech » 2017-11-07 @ 00:36

CodeFuApprentice wrote:I'm aware that the versajack can be used for Digital output using a 3.5mm Stereo Jack to RCA Phono cable. I've used this before with a Creative Sound Blaster Extigy as the decoder. Though i remember i had to use Analog output for MIDI playback from the Yamaha DB50XG i have installed.
(Please correct me if i'm wrong, it's been a while since i've used this sound card).

You are right. I ran a Santa Cruz + Wave Blaster I back when the S.C. was released. I used digital output, but I had to flip over to analog if I wanted MIDI.

Regarding the header marked "SPDIF/12S": [...] or perhaps an expansion board that adds in TOSLINK Optical ports?

I believe that is exactly what it was used for. It was an add-on bracket that gave you those extra ports by way of the connector. I can't quite remember if it was essentially a port extender or if it had a bit of logic on it. (I should add that I never owned an expansion for it and am only going off my own memory)
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