Is that an 'optical' input plug on the back of the little black electronic module? It's labelled "digital" whereas the Apple TV module is "optical".

Do I need to use the 3.5mm jack for input or can I use optical input off of my Airpot Express? If you take a close look at the picture of the stacked Apple TV and Paradigm module, the digital input and optical input look like different connectors.

  • Asked by Jason S from Barrie
  • Nov 10, 2012
Paradigm Millenia CT Speaker System

Paradigm Millenia CT Speaker System

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2 Answers from the Community

  • Answer

    The digital input plug on the Paradigm module is the standard optical/toslink connector. The Apple 3.5 plug doubles as either analog or optical/digital output. Paradigm includes a 3.5 analog cable and an optical digital cable with standard optical connectors (AppleTV uses the standard optical connector) I have an Airport Express also and bought a 1M 3.5 digital to std toslink cable at a local electronic parts store for $15.00. Either way the system sounds awesome, but I give slight nod to digital.

    • Answered by Don F from Novato
    • Nov 13, 2012
  • These are the same inputs, they are just labelled differently. Apple TV Optical input is the same as digital input on the Millenia CT.

    • Answered by Mark A from Burlington
    • Jan 29, 2013