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Getting digital signal to 8330

yaschan, modified 2 Years ago.

Getting digital signal to 8330

Youngling Posts: 23 Join Date: 6/24/10 Recent Posts

I am considering getting 8330 pair and connect them and my SAM subwoofer, all digitally via AES/EBU. I assume that the idea is to chain them, so there would be digital cable from sound source to sub, from sub to L and from L to R. I assume that GLM kit can be used to make sure that L is left and so on.

So if I want to get digital signal out from MacBook Pro for example, what kind of adapter would I be needing for right signal? Are there any recommendations?

janne-koo, modified 2 Years ago.

RE: Getting digital signal to 8330

Padawan Posts: 73 Join Date: 10/26/15 Recent Posts

Yes, it works as a chain, component order doesn't really matter. It'll be most convenient to run the GLM cabling the same route of course, but not necessary. Who-is-who is configured via GLM.

​​​​​​​From my MBP, I use a Topping D10 (nice cheap DAC/DDC with an S/PDIF output) via a Neutrik NADITBNC-M impedance converter (not strictly necessary), 110 ohm AES/DMX XLR3 cables from there on. Anything from a mini-toslink-to-coax adapter to a studio grade audio interface would probably just work. A nuForce µDAC2 travels with me, it's tiny and works well.

​​​​​​​Forget all "hires audio" snakeoil though, ​​​​​​best if you can limit the output samplerate to 96 kHz (less error-prone). Interface bitrate switching players are actually very rare, Tidal desktop and Audirvana do it. Otherwise, might let coreaudio resample to 96/24(32) or 48/24(32), if you're not afraid of it.