I have a Yamaha CX-1000 preamp and I just acquired a used Yamaha CD player that has a digital output (CDX-710).
The CX-1000 preamp has digital inputs on it. Even though this CD player sounds fine through the analog outputs, I wanted to hear what the digital output sounded like.
I used a Monster Cable Datalink SP/DIF cable I had lying around to connect the two.
PROBLEM: I get perfect audio through the left channel, but nothing at all in the right channel. Needless to say, the CD player sounds great in BOTH left & right channels when I use its analog outputs.
What could the problem be? I am unfamiliar with making digital connections. Could I be using the wrong kind of cable? If there is a breakdown somewhere, what would be the most likely problem?
I was always under the impression that digital, by definition, either works or it doesn't. But I have a situation where "half" of it works and the other "half" doesn't.
The problem doesn't really bother me, since I am satisfied with using analog connections. But I am a bit puzzled about why I can't get both channels working when I try to use a digital connection.
Thanks in advance for any assistance......