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Old 04-07-2002, 04:47 PM
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Default whats the difference between adat optical and spdif optical?

is there a difference? just different people calling the same thing different names?
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Old 04-07-2002, 05:01 PM
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Default Re: whats the difference between adat optical and spdif optical?

ADAT does 8 channels, S/PDIF carries two. Also, If you have the optical set for S/PDIF your co-ax S/PDIF is disabled on the 001.
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Old 04-07-2002, 05:01 PM
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Default Re: whats the difference between adat optical and spdif optical?

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:<HR>Originally posted by Vegadark:
is there a difference? just different people calling the same thing different names?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

spdif and (adat)optical are two different things. the spdif ins and outs are the 2 rca connections on the back of the breakout box. they are often used for hooking up a dat player or outboard digital processor and can provide two extra ins/outs.

the optical connections are on the pci card that is in your computer, right next to where you hook up the breakout box. just pop out the little black plugs. you can hook up an adat machine, certain digital mixers, or something like a presonus digimax for an additional 8 ins and outs.
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Old 04-07-2002, 05:04 PM
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Default Re: whats the difference between adat optical and spdif optical?

The optical input can also carry 2 channels of S/PDIF thru Toslink instead of the ADAT optical. I'm inputting stereo S/PDIF optically from a Sony CD player right now, for example. The 001 can handle either optical S/PDIF or Co-ax but not both at the same time.
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Old 04-07-2002, 05:04 PM
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Default Re: whats the difference between adat optical and spdif optical?

i know the rca coaxial connectors are for spdif. the reason i was asking is that i have seen some gear that has caxial spdif, and optical spdif. the roland xv5050 for example.
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Old 04-07-2002, 05:06 PM
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Default Re: whats the difference between adat optical and spdif optical?

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:<HR>Originally posted by Stone Knife:
The optical input can also carry 2 channels of S/PDIF thru Toslink instead of the ADAT optical. I'm inputting stereo S/PDIF optically from a Sony CD player right now, for example.
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what is toslink?
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Old 04-07-2002, 05:09 PM
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Default Re: whats the difference between adat optical and spdif optical?

The brand name of fibre-optic cable, I think invented by TOShiba so: TOS(hiba) +LINK(connector???)
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Old 04-07-2002, 05:32 PM
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Default Re: whats the difference between adat optical and spdif optical?

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:<HR>Originally posted by Stone Knife:
The brand name of fibre-optic cable, I think invented by TOShiba so: TOS(hiba) +LINK(connector???)<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

cool, learned something new today.
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Old 04-07-2002, 05:45 PM
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Default Re: whats the difference between adat optical and spdif optical?

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:<HR>Originally posted by Stone Knife:
Also, If you have the optical set for S/PDIF your co-ax S/PDIF is disabled on the 001<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

no it isn't

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Old 04-07-2002, 07:57 PM
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Default Re: whats the difference between adat optical and spdif optical?

WOW now I learned something! thank you Mr. B.
I must have gotten this corn-fused with disabling chan. 1 and 2 mirroring under another procedure. This is like finding a couple inputs stuck in the cushions of the couch!
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