[LAU] Any DI boxes that do this?

Fons Adriaensen fons at linuxaudio.org
Sun Aug 26 19:16:34 UTC 2012

On Sun, Aug 26, 2012 at 02:07:22PM -0500, Gabriel M. Beddingfield wrote:
> On 08/26/2012 01:06 PM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> >>One way that comes to mind is to convert the stereo signal to digital
> >>and send the digital signal over the balanced pair.  This might be an
> >>overly-complex approach -- so it depends on how much you /really/ want
> >>to preserve the stereo signal.  :-)
> [snip]
> >
> >Wouldn't this cause cross-talk? "Received" digital noise by the analog
> >cables, that are parallel to the digital cable?
> I'm not an authority on the subject -- but I would expect that
> cross-talk would not be a problem, since all the signals are being
> sent over a balanced pair.

* SPDIF isn't balanced, not even impedance balanced. AES is.
* SPDIF or AES probably won't survive a standard snake cable
of any practical length. SPDIF requires coaxial, AES requires
110 ohm screened twisted pair.



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