Connecting Consumer Digital Audio Devices
Consumer devices such as CD players, MiniDisc recorders, and some DAT recorders use
either an optical or RCA (coaxial) connector for S/PDIF digital audio. S/PDIF carries two
channels of digital audio, usually at a sample rate of 44.1 or 48 kHz and a bit depth of
16 bits. Connect the S/PDIF output of your audio device to the S/PDIF input on your
audio or video interface, if available.