Dear Membership, I recently changed from a dedicated digital recorder to a PC-based recorder using MBox. I configured a Dell Inspiron 8600 to Digidesign's specifications, and use a port replicator. That replicator has a digital coax (SPDIF) output. I was hoping to use my powered monitors as both my studio monitors and as general speakers for computer use. I ran the SPDIF line to the appropriate input on the Mbox, and ran out of the MBox to my monitors. Nothing. What would you suggest is the most elegant connection considering my objective, and is it even possible? Any other advice before I approach the rather intimidating learning curve is also much appreciated. Thank you.