Powered studio speakers not working through my Digital to analogue converter

erraticjoe93

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I have a serious issue that has been bugging me over the last few weeks. I have a pair of JBL LSR 305 powered studio speakers and i am wanting to use these with my pc without getting any interference. So I bought a cheep DAC from amazon here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Digital-Converter-Adapter-Optical-Headphone-2-1-CH-3-5mm-Audio-Output/dp/B00IXN6L3G/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1506787481&sr=8-2&keywords=dac+esynic - I am using the SPDIF input from my DAC which connects to my audio line out jack on the PC. I am then running left/right RCA output on the DAC to 1/4 inch mono into each speaker. I have set the speaker as my default playback device in sound settings but still getting no sound through the speakers. I really don't know what to do now, hope someone can help before I pull my hair out :heink:
 

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Thanks man that makes perfect sense! USB DAC it is :)
 
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There is no such thing as an optical to 3.5mm cable.
Optical is light and 3.5mm is electrical.
If your PC has a SPDIF optical out then then connects to the DAC with a toslink optical cable. The output of the DAC connects to the speakers wtth Select the optical out as your playback device and set the PC to output in 2 channel stereo.
If your PC doesn't have an optical or coax digital audio output you can't use a DAC unless it has a USB input.
 
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