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No sound from Genelec 8341A (connected via S/PDIF)

furryract, modified 2 Months ago.

No sound from Genelec 8341A (connected via S/PDIF)

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 10/2/21 Recent Posts

Hello Everyone!

I just have received my factory new 8341s and hooked them up to my iFi iDSD micro BL's S/PDIF connector. From the iFi to the 8341 Digital In the connection looks like this: RCA to BNC adapter cable (75Ω, 1m) -> Neutrik NADITBNC M Adapter (BNC 75Ω to XLR 110Ω) -> XLR cable (DMX, 110Ω, 2m). Another 2m 110Ω DMX XLR cable runs from the first speaker's Thru connector to the other's Digital In connector. All DIP switches are in OFF position and I have reset the speakers to their factory settings just in case.

I was able to calibrate the speakers, so the GLM network part works. It's just the audio.

Both speakers have a blinking red LED which, according to the manual, indicates active overload protection. The LEDs keep on blinking even if no audio cable is connected at all. Removing the GLM network cables brings the LEDs back to constant green.

I have attached screenshots of the GLM Info panel for both speakers.

Is there a way to test if the speakers receive the proper signal so I can make sure the iFi's S/PDIF output is not broken? Are DMX cables not meant for AES/EBU usage (although the shop description explicitly said so)? Am I missing something else?

Your input is much appreciated!

furryract, modified 2 Months ago.

RE: No sound from Genelec 8341A (connected via S/PDIF)

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 10/2/21 Recent Posts

I have just received a message from iFi customer support. The latest Firmware version (5.3c) disables the S/PDIF output. Going back to version 1.2 (https://ifi-audio.com/download-hub/) resolved the issue for me.