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AES connections

drock, modified 2 Years ago.

AES connections

Youngling Posts: 16 Join Date: 2/9/14 Recent Posts

Hello everyone, i wonder if someone can kindly tell me how to properly connect my 8331a monitors through the AES connections ? I am buying an apogee symphony that has AES connections, but there is only one AES in and one AES out ?  made a diagram, is this correct ? Also there are Dip switches on the back of the speaker that say Digital A and Digital B, do i select both on each speaker ? Thank you

xoran, modified 2 Years ago.

RE: AES connections

Youngling Posts: 7 Join Date: 1/8/20 Recent Posts

hi, @drock , yes - the way your pic shows it is how it should be connected. AES digital signal carries both channels (L & R) ... I use GLM but I think those dipswitches tellt o each speaker whether it should take channel A or channel B (aka Left or Right).

You will be fine :)

drock, modified 2 Years ago.

RE: AES connections

Youngling Posts: 16 Join Date: 2/9/14 Recent Posts

Thank you very much :-)

drock, modified 2 Years ago.

RE: AES connections

Youngling Posts: 16 Join Date: 2/9/14 Recent Posts

I have them connected via AES and I don’t hear anything ? I just noticed that the thru connection on both speakers is male to male ?

i bought two aes cables and there is a female on one side and a male on the other, should I have bought one female To female aes cable for the thru section ?

im so confused

rubensdb, modified 2 Years ago.

RE: AES connections

Youngling Posts: 7 Join Date: 6/24/20 Recent Posts

Interface AES/EBU Out —> Left monitor IN AES/EBU. Then Left monitor Thru AES/EBU —> Right monitor IN AES/EBU

As user said, set Digital A to Left monitor and Digital B to right monitor manually or use GLM to set them via soft.

drock, modified 2 Years ago.

RE: AES connections

Youngling Posts: 16 Join Date: 2/9/14 Recent Posts

Thank you very much, i am now seeing a signal but still no sound, so the issue must be in the symphony software, i probably haven't chose the right setting yet.

drock, modified 2 Years ago.

RE: AES connections

Youngling Posts: 16 Join Date: 2/9/14 Recent Posts

I got sound !! but i can't seem to control the volume, But when i open the GLM software i can use the fader to control the volume but that is not convenient which is why i would like to use my hardware remote.  i am going to buy a DB25 cable for my speakers and be done with this.

rubensdb, modified 2 Years ago.

RE: AES connections

Youngling Posts: 7 Join Date: 6/24/20 Recent Posts
drock, modified 2 Years ago.

RE: AES connections

Youngling Posts: 16 Join Date: 2/9/14 Recent Posts

Wow ? Ok well now this makes me think..

so this controls the volume of the glm network so connecting my 8331a’s through AES is possible.

thank you very much for this !!

is there honesty a sound difference between AES versus connecting them  through the analog outs ?