AES to ADAT converter
Old 7th October 2005
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AES to ADAT converter

I will be upgarding my AD converter to 4 channels of LAvry Blue AD. Unfortunately the Lavry outputs AES only and my DAW (PTLe) accepts only spdif (optical or rca). What box do you know of and recommend for converting 4 (or 8) channels of AES to ADAT (optical)? I understand that it being a digital transfer, there should be no loss whatsover.
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Old 31st July 2006
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I need to convert 2 channels of AES to ADAT - cheaply - any other ideas?

thanks
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I've been using the Alesis AI-4 for years (with Lavry or Mytek), it works great and doesn't change the sound. I think they are $399 (we don't sell them but I think that's what I paid).
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I've been using the Alesis AI-4 for years (with Lavry or Mytek), it works great and doesn't change the sound. I think they are $399 (we don't sell them but I think that's what I paid).
Yeah - it looks like that would work - but it is only for one digital (only) reverb - and I'd hate to spend $400 just for that..... the reverb return

I wish there was a cheaper option....



none on ebay right now. $200 would be better... of course....
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Originally Posted by mixerguy
Yeah - it looks like that would work - but it is only for one digital (only) reverb - and I'd hate to spend $400 just for that..... the reverb return

I wish there was a cheaper option....



none on ebay right now. $200 would be better... of course....


Hmmm, I looked around for a while and that's all I could find, but it's been a while. One thing to be careful of though, note that there are some units out there that look like they can do this very thing, but they are TOSLINK lightpipe, not ADAT lightpipe, and they aren't the same digital protocol at all. If you find an SPDIF to ADAT lightpipe format converter, you can do a digital Canare 110ohm to 75ohm transformer adapter to convert the SPDIF to AES.
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Yeah - it looks like that would work - but it is only for one digital (only) reverb - and I'd hate to spend $400 just for that..... the reverb return

I wish there was a cheaper option....
not really a cheaper option...AES is normally associated with "professional" gear (for some reason) so most of the converters tend to cost even more than the AI-4. I use it for my Mytek D/A and it works fine.
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I need to convert 2 channels of AES to ADAT - cheaply - any other ideas?

thanks
I think Mutec MC-1.1 might be doing that, tho it's not really clear if it really does: http://www.mutec-net.de/e_pro_mc1x.htm
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