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Connecting dac and 8351a

juucca, modified 5 Years ago.

Connecting dac and 8351a

Youngling Posts: 3 Join Date: 6/27/12 Recent Posts
Hello,
I have Cambridge Audio Dacmagic plus which has two different kind of digital output connections: toslink optical and sp/dif co-axial. I would like to connect my pair of Genelec 8351a to dac with digital connection. Is that possible when Genelec input is xlr-aes-ebu-digital connection?

Regards,
Jukka Savolainen
ilkka-rissanen, modified 5 Years ago.

Re: Connecting dac and 8351a

Yoda Posts: 2564 Join Date: 3/23/09 Recent Posts
http://www.genelec.com/answers-library

Can I use S/PDIF instead of AES/EBU digital audio?

The SAM Systems digital inputs have be designed for AES/EBU signals. S/P-DIF and AES 3-id signals may be used but the cable length from the audio source to the monitor must be short, preferably less than 2 meters, and the use of an impedance converter is recommended. The impedance converter allows the 75-ohm S/P-DIF source to work properly with a 110-ohm AES/EBU receiver.
juucca, modified 5 Years ago.

Re: Connecting dac and 8351a

Youngling Posts: 3 Join Date: 6/27/12 Recent Posts
Ok thanks,

On which side the Impedance convereter the cable should be short, or does it make a difference? Coaxial cable from spdif output or xlr cable from impedance converter to loudspeaker?
ilkka-rissanen, modified 5 Years ago.

Re: Connecting dac and 8351a

Yoda Posts: 2564 Join Date: 3/23/09 Recent Posts
Cable should be short before the impedance converter. After it can be several meters without any problems.