First post, by teh_Foxx0rz
So, I have an Aureal Vortex 2, specifically the Turtle Beach Montego II, and it seems to be living up to the hype, but my setup is equipped for direct digital audio capture, which also works out to be simpler to connect up for me too. Soundblaster Live 5.1s, Audigy series cards and the PCI X-Fi cards are all great as they offer direct S/PDIF output, even if it's with a headphone jack connector. But the Montego II doesn't directly have that. But...it does have that header that's labelled S/PDIF for the breakout bracket.
There are a few other old threads on this topic:
Re: Turtlebeach Montego II (Vortex 2) S/PDIF Pinout?
Aureal Vortex2 based card with Digital Out?
Turtle Beach Montego 2 ( Aureal AU8830 ) S/PDIF Pin out ?
But they all feel incomplete, unconfirmed, or not quite fully clear. The last thread linked seems the most promising, as a reply specifies where the VCC pins are - but there are three. It's also vague in using "top" and "bottom"; is that in relation to the card, or to how it would be mounted, "upside-down" in a case? I can piece it together from where "pin 1" is labelled on the board, but I feel like this could all be made much more clear and documented somewhere.
Primarily, I have a S/PDIF bracket that seems pretty standard that I got in a computer with a Pentium 4 board; what voltage would that be likely to take, so which pin should I connect its VCC to? If that's even possible, given what some of the replies in first thread suggest?