Creative Audigy 2 AD_EXT pin assignment

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  1. vassil_bk

    vassil_bk New Member

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    Does anyone know the pin assignment for Creative Audigy or Audigy 2? I want to connect my Front Panel headphones and mic jack. And not only these. I tried to guess some of the pins but it did't work out.
     
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    dj_stick Apple Fanboy?

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    yes this has been worked out now (by a group of hardworking people in the kX forum here)
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    This is great news. Maybe now I can actually get digital out on this thing. Creative rules the sound industry with an iron fist... they don't even sell an add in board of any type for the audigy 2. They figure if someone wants it bad enough they'll go out and buy another card. Pff.

    So now that we have this, can someone help with a little guide on getting digital out? I assume I would connect pins 25 and 35 to fake the live drive (using a homemade cable I'll be starting on shortly). How do I go about the cable for the actual digital out for pin 9 (it is spdif0 i would use correct)?
     
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    My Case is the CoolerMaster Praetorian - which has front mic and headphone sockets. It has the following connectors:

    MIN_IN, MIC_PWR, GROUND

    L-OUT, R-OUT, L-RET, R-RET.

    So how do I go about connecting the MIC? Also, what about the smaller white ish area.. I thought that is where you plug these in!
     
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    germanjulian Back in London

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    this could come in handy one day. great find
     
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    I have the add-on board from my SB-LIVE card and connected it to the Audigy2 card and it works fine.
     
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    Seriously? I have my old I/O front panel but I was under the impression the pinout had changed so I never bothered to try it. That would explain why Creative didn't want to publish the datasheet for this. Less money for them.
     
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    I guess it doesn't matter as I've been doing some reading I never bothered to do before. The Sound Blaster cards are only useful with multi speaker setups when you're using the analog connections. The only time the spdif is useful is for DVD playback (or other AC3). I have a SoundStorm onboard which I use for that. I wish Nvidia would get into the sound card business. They'd give Creative one hell of a run.
     
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    Nice job, thanks for this information! :D
     
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    drakesteakn boo!!!!

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    great work guys.
     
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    ok, so can anybody help me with how i should connect the front panel headphone jack to the audigy 2. I see that the mic port is clearly marked. but the audio out is more cryptic (if there is one?).
     
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    IMPORTANT
    for those who want to put analog inputs and outputs on the audigy 2, such as mic and headphones, you MUST build a seperate hardware converter - these are all digital inputs and outputs on the AD_EXT (AUD_EXT for live! and audigy 1 for that matter aswell)
    the electronics section at Travelrec's website should help you if you want to buils these converters
     
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    Can you post a diagram of the Audigy 1 EXT pins?

    Or possibly post a link to a diagram or jpg?

    I have been wanting to use the spdif in on those pins, as my internal dvd player has 2 pin spdif digital out that I have neglected to use.

    Would be nice to see how much better it sounds using the spdif in.

    I take it there wouldn't need to be any sort of conversion?
     
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    vassil_bk New Member

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    Thank you very much my friends!!!

    Many thanks to you all one more time! I hope now I can manage to connect my front panel.
     
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    one thing i have noticed - they give is one less s/pdif input that the AUD_EXT connector… now that is crap
     
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    To all people who wants to connect anything to Audigy2 AD_EXT:
    Please post some feedback & experiences, especially if you are trying to connect old LiveDrive, AudigyDrive or IR drive to Audigy2 card series... Since we discovered actual pinouts, we don't have appropriate 'drives' for proper testing... ;)
    Thank you!
     
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    i'm going to make this a "sticky" thread for future reference
     
  19. Josh_Hayes

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    Any chance you guys could find the pin-out for the white connector on most OEM Sound Cards including the Audigy? These should include an analog output AFAIK. I have been using this OEM port along with a proprietary cable and front I/O panel from a Dell optiplex to get front panel audio on my machine for about a year now. I'd love to be able to bypass the I/O module and plug directly into the front audio ports on newer cases.

    Thanks,

    -Josh
     
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    unfortunately afaik there are no analog connectors on these cards… unless someone knows different
     

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