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8330 AES over twisted pair

3dcooper, modified 5 Years ago.

8330 AES over twisted pair

Youngling Posts: 1 Join Date: 8/18/17 Recent Posts

Hi
I know that variations of this question is asked all over the Internet (which I’ve read and tried) but........May I ask your thoughts?

I have just purchased 2 x 8330's and am connecting to a mutec 3+ usb and an nvidia shield and have audio working great using xlr cables.
However, when I built my home (10 years ago) I installed catagory8 (kerpen/homenet) throughout including high level speaker points with power/cat8 and am keen to use these......if anything to get my precious's out of my kids reach!

My question...
Is it possible to connect to the AES in on my 8330's using either: -
1. Twisted pair cable without a shield/screen
2. Twisted pair cable with a shield/screen that grounds at a patch panel

I have already tried the following approaches that test and allow a crisp analog signal but no AES: -
1. Pins 2 & 3 with 1 disconnected
2. Pins 2 & 3 with 1 connected to shield and earthed at my patch panel

(I haven’t tried (and trying to avoid) connecting pin 1 to a dedicated cat8 wire as this would leave me unable to install 4.1 surround in another room in the future using this aes approach as I’ll run out of pairs)


Thanks
Dave

 

ilkka-rissanen, modified 5 Years ago.

RE: 8330 AES over twisted pair

Yoda Posts: 2564 Join Date: 3/23/09 Recent Posts

Hi Dave,

I have no personal experience with such connections, but first Google link gave me this: https://www.gearslutz.com/board/music-computers/148698-wiring-cat-5-digital-aes-connection.html

Have you configured your 8330 monitors in GLM to use their digital iniputs? They won't listen to AES/EBU inputs if you are using an analog setup. You need to create a new group which has their digital inputs enabled.