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Genelec 8351’s and apogee ensemble. How to connect digitally?

vesmedic, modified 1 Year ago.

Genelec 8351’s and apogee ensemble. How to connect digitally?

Youngling Posts: 0 Join Date: 12/13/21 Recent Posts

Long story short, I just bought a pair of 8351B’s, and recently an apogee ensemble. On top of that, I just bought a new Mac, when I’ve been nothing but a PC User for years. I know, I’ve got alot to learn! So the question is, it seems like it may be “superior” to go into the genelecs digitally. They have an AES connection as I’m sure many of you are aware. However the ensemble does not, it has digital outputs via SPDIF, but no AES. What do I need to make this work, or is it even possible? Is it as simple as just buying an SPDIF to AES type of adaptor? Sorry for the newbish questions, but I can’t find exactly the info I’m looking for anywhere. Thank you!

klassikmann, modified 1 Year ago.

RE: Genelec 8351’s and apogee ensemble. How to connect digitally?

Youngling Posts: 24 Join Date: 4/6/17 Recent Posts

Yes, that's possible. I'm using such a configuration (S/PDIF to AES). Please have a look at the thread "Switching from analog to AES/EBU – advise is needed" in the "Loudspeaker Technology" category. Link at:

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