View Full Version : SPDIF (coaxial) to AES/EBU

10-25-2012, 10:31 AM
I have a synth rack with a coax output and the master menu allows you to change the data from consumer SPDIF (consumer) to AES/EBU (Pro). I may end up having to make one myself. Unless anyone here knows where I can get one?

11-08-2012, 05:13 PM
When you say coax, do you mean BNC or RCA?

The M-Audio CO3 looks like it can do RCA to AES/EBU, and Canare makes a BNC to AES/EBU adaptor.

11-17-2012, 02:28 PM
I mean RCA (phono SPDIF) to XLR (AES/EBU). My Proteus 2000 rack has the ability to change the output format of its RCA phono from SPDIF to AES/EBU. I was told to get a 700ohm cable which confused me, because AES/EBU is 110ohm and SPDIF coax is 75ohm. I was under the impression you just connect all 3 pins at both ends, no conversion box required. Of the conversion boxes I've seen, they all need mains power.

12-01-2012, 01:20 PM
I'm having a custom cable made as we speak. The wiring diagram shows resistors (?!) installed, which is what I'm waiting for.

12-03-2012, 04:05 PM
FFS, the image insertion icon seems to copy several images instead of just the diagram. Edit isn't showing all items I wanna delete :(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c383/wilkinsi/cableaes-spdif3287.jpg

12-11-2012, 07:32 PM
Fucking hell. I got the cable but it doesn't work.

12-18-2012, 12:43 PM
Requirements for digital outputs using this kinda cable must be different. I get the same issue with my Boss GT-10, but using the coaxial out on my Eclipse does not exhibit the clipping/overload.

12-24-2012, 06:56 AM
Problem pending resolve Late Jan/Early Feb. I'm ordering a Behringer Ultramatch SRC2496. It converts both sample rate and format.