S/PDIF what are my options?

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  1. marioman38 macrumors 6502a

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    What are all the possibilities of things that can be connected to the S/PDIF port on a Tascam FW-1082 Interface. Is all it does is expand the input by 2 channels, and that is the only possible thing to do with it? What device would give me these 2 channels? I think behringer makes one?
     

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  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Are you asking "what can I connect to my s/pdif input?"

    • Some keyboards have spdif outputs. This allows the sound to get into the DAW without going through any analog stages.
    • CD, DAT and DVD players might have an spdif output
    • Outboard D/A and A/D converters would have spdif
    • If you are mixing surround sound you can send spdif to a surround sound process and then to a 5.1 speaker system
     
  3. marioman38 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    mmk, the only thing I would care to connect to it would be a A/D converter. That would give me two more inputs, right? Thanks :)
     
  4. Dr Sound macrumors member

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    Yes it really only gives you 2 extra Channels.. Very Trendy, but hardly ever used..

    Although when you ask the Possibilities I would have to say endless..
     
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  7. clownjuggles macrumors member

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    Hell just go apogee or euphonix or if you feel very very flush prism sound
     
  8. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    .... or Mytek.
     
  9. Big Boss Man macrumors regular

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    I have a dbx mic preamp and some POD Pros with S/PDIF I/O.
     
  10. clownjuggles macrumors member

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    or if you want to have a lot of fun. Order a Radar Deck.
     
  11. marioman38 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I never thought of that. I know Edirol has some monitors with SPDIF outputs. (Yea, I'm on a budget, no Adam's for me, haha)

    The Stereo96 A/D looks pretty good, at $900 though, its nearly twice the cost of the 1082.
     
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    And it's worth every penny. The clock in it will make your whole setup sound better, and it's converters are awesome.
     
  13. clownjuggles macrumors member

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    I use a SPDIF to Neutrick AES converter to run my Genelecs since most units have not got a straight AES out even the 5 grand Prism Sound Orpheus doesn't have dedicated AES out just a SPDIF that can send AES data.
     

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