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Rhys Llewellyn



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Digital Out... Will it work as ADAT? new
      #369148 - 18/10/06 01:56 PM
I'm using a Tascam FW-1884, and need a couple more inputs to record some drums.

My brother has an old Boss BR-8 lying about somewhere, and it got me thinking....

It has a digital out (but no ADAT or S/PDIF). Could I use a digital out into an ADAT to gain a few more inputs?

I'm guessing probably not, as there may be some clock issues, but I thought it'd be worth a shot asking.

Thanks.


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Re: Digital Out... Will it work as ADAT? new [Re: Rhys Llewellyn]
      #369151 - 18/10/06 02:00 PM
It is S/PDIF.

If you need to connect it to a coaxial (phono) S/PDIF socket, you'll need a device to change the format, but there's no way you can make it output an ADAT signal.


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Re: Digital Out... Will it work as ADAT? new [Re: Rhys Llewellyn]
      #369226 - 18/10/06 03:42 PM
It is always worth checking the manual - some gear (like RME soundcards) can work with both ADAT and spdif on their optical connections.

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Re: Digital Out... Will it work as ADAT? new [Re: nukegroup]
      #369436 - 18/10/06 10:43 PM
It's not S/PDIF. Perhaps I should've said "optical out"? Although I thought optical out and digital out were the same thing.

To clarify, it doesn't have a phono style digital out, only a square casing with a small cover, which when you push it open reveals a bright red light beam. (Like you'd find on the back of a PS2 or Sky+ box). It only accepts TOSLink cables.


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Re: Digital Out... Will it work as ADAT? new [Re: Rhys Llewellyn]
      #369444 - 18/10/06 10:58 PM
SPDIF can be optical - it doesn't have to be 75 ohm coax


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Re: Digital Out... Will it work as ADAT? [Re: Rhys Llewellyn]
      #369687 - 19/10/06 01:19 PM
To clarify:

Coaxial digital is normally on phono sockets and in S/PDIF format.

Optical digital is on Toslink sockets, which can either be stereo S/PDIF or 8-channel ADAT in format (many devices provide an internal switch so they operate in either format).

To connect a Toslink optical output to a Toslink optical input both must be using the same format.


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