Originally Posted by OCDaveWilcox
Hey guys I'm going to pick up a Lynx Aurora 8 + RME HDSPe AES-32 PICe card here pretty soon and I know I'll need custom cables to get it going.
Can someone please tell me exactly what I need to ask Red Co to build for me? I need two cables right? One in and One out?
I don't know quite what you are talking about, but if you are referring to the dsub 25 pin digital cabling it is pretty easy.
You can also find these cables on line, ready made. And then there is ebay.
For the 25 pin dsub pinout there are two standards, Yamaha and Tascam. Lynx follows one, RME the other. Your RME manual has the RME pinout, the Lynx manual should have the Lynx pinout, which is also available on line. Each dsub connector handles 8 channels of input and output, rather than having an input cable and an output cable. If you tell Redco what you are doing, they'll understand.
Also, the company that makes cables for RME makes a small adapter to swap the pinout from one to the other.
It seems that a few people prefer the RME over the Lynx. I asked a lot of users before I bought my AES card last spring. I also ended up with the RME card, but I have other converters.