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#161357 - 2012-02-23 22:55 spdif to optical
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converter

Anyone used one of these before ? Am looking at how to get an SPDIF into an M80 which only has optical input.

Feedback or alternatives appreciated.

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#161358 - 2012-02-23 23:02 Re: spdif to optical [Re: ncpl]
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Hi Nick
Is it for Home or "Mobile Home" smile use??

What Device will be feeding the M80 primarily??

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#161359 - 2012-02-23 23:10 Re: spdif to optical [Re: ncpl]
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Hi Nick
I've one of these from time to time and they seem fine

I haven't listened "critically" but they did work..........the fact that they go Coax to Optical or Optical to Coax is also handy on occasion

N.B. the Keene device you linked to says "Optical Input" and "Coax Output"........but there likely is another one that does the opposite

QED Coax to Optical Converter


Edited by Ronnie (2012-02-23 23:13)

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#161360 - 2012-02-23 23:28 Re: spdif to optical [Re: Ronnie]
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Hi,

Well spotted Ronnie _ it's this one:

http://www.keene.co.uk/electronic/kramer/s/pdif-coax-to-optical-toslink-convertor/PT1SPDIF.html

The unit from Keene is actually from Kramer who manufacture good quality pro-grade equipment.

I'm in the same 'boat' as I've just bought a M80.

I use a Keene distribution system to send digital audio via coax around the house, so I may go for that unit to do the conversion close to the M80.

Brian


Edited by bxd (2012-02-23 23:32)
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#161362 - 2012-02-23 23:37 Re: spdif to optical [Re: ncpl]
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As a follow on, the Keene / Kramer Coax to Optical is at the link below

Kramer Coax to Optical Converter

Alternatively, the Cyp unit below appears to be a ReBranded copy of the QED Unit (or Vice Versa)........and just like the QED unit, it goes both ways

Cyp Coax to Optical Converter


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#161376 - 2012-02-24 02:28 Re: spdif to optical [Re: Ronnie]
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I use a Fostex one which I picked up off eBay. M-Audio do/did one too. The Fostex one can handle 96k.

http://www.fostexinternational.com/docs/archive_products/COP1_96k.shtml

Didn't realise this was no longer a current product, but may be helpful if you can find one. I remember mine being cheap.

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#161378 - 2012-02-24 02:38 Re: spdif to optical [Re: Stevo]
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M-Audio CO2? (No longer produced, but still available I think).
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#161379 - 2012-02-24 03:08 Re: spdif to optical [Re: VirusKiller]
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The Kramer spec says it handles 32-192k (FWIW)

Is a shame that M's units don't actually connect easily digitally in this scenario. I'm not too keen to use the 3.5" analogue jack that's for sure.!!!
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#161380 - 2012-02-24 03:45 Re: spdif to optical [Re: ncpl]
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VK mentions the M-audio CO2. You are welcome to try mine for a while short of me having a W T F moment on an MC200 tomorrow.
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#161382 - 2012-02-24 04:03 Re: spdif to optical [Re: Ian]
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You can tell me if you want talking into or out of anything on the way wink

Borrowing would be great>>>thanks. Am currently testing C10 into AUX1 via a 3.5" jack/phono converter. It works but would be helpful to test both routes in.

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#161386 - 2012-02-24 05:00 Re: spdif to optical [Re: ncpl]
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Originally Posted By: ncpl
The Kramer spec says it handles 32-192k (FWIW)


Ah, OK. I had a quick look at one of the links but didn't see any reference.

S

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#161391 - 2012-02-24 05:34 Re: spdif to optical [Re: Stevo]
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http://www.kramerelectronics.com/downloads/manuals/pt-1spdif__pt-2spdif.pdf

For a simple device it looks very well documented.
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#161400 - 2012-02-24 06:20 Re: spdif to optical [Re: VirusKiller]
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I think I have a spare CO2 downstairs. Shout if you're interested and I'll go check.

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#161493 - 2012-02-26 09:33 Re: spdif to optical [Re: ncpl]
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Just as a quick follow up, I have tested the Aux1 analogue input with an SPDIF-to-optical into Aux 2. Both from the C10 and flicking between the two.

Clear winner is the converted SPDIF to optical (using Ian's converter that I borrowed).

I will now have to figure out if a 10 device from Amazon will suffice or if slightly more is required to secure the SQ.
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