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Brad Ferguson

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Re: Question for digidesign friendly monitor guys
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2011, 05:49:37 pm »

Never had any noise.... not sure what you may be experiencing. Make sure your "AES" jump is shorter than 25' if your not using an actual AES cable (any XLR shorter than 25' will still carry AES digital signal)

It was an 18" star-quad XLR cable. I tried that, and a proper 25' AES cable. Same result.
I think I should try it again.
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Re: Digital audio cable
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2011, 06:36:36 pm »

It was an 18" star-quad XLR cable. I tried that, and a proper 25' AES cable. Same result.
I think I should try it again.

You can use standard mic cable for AES digital audio, but all bets are off for reliability. Even short runs can destroy the signal. I have had 10' mic cables make the signal intermittent. Of all standard mic cables, star quad would be among the worst. Star quad has little to recommend it if you are not operating in a high EMI noise environment, and the added capacitance is detrimental to both digital audio, and intercom signals. Save your money to buy real digital audio cables.

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Re: Digital audio cable
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2011, 03:48:36 pm »

I just used this trick yesterday with the first piece of 10' XLR that I grabbed out of the sound company's cable trunk.... no isssues. 

If you need any more clarification on how to actually hook it up let me know!
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