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AES/EBU vs. SPDIF
Old 4th August 2002
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AES/EBU vs. SPDIF

Someone just told me AES sounds better than SPDIF... It doesn't make sense to me...
Anyone? CommentS?
Old 5th August 2002
  #2
Whoever told you that has no idea what they are talking about. They are only specs for data transmission and reception. Both are hi-res capable (24/96) and, for shorter distances, cables are even interchangable.
Old 27th June 2012
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Cheers.
Old 27th June 2012
  #4
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Roboticus, why are you reviving old 2002 threads without adding any content? Are you trying to up your post count or are you some type of bot? Mods, worth looking into?
Old 28th June 2012
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Roboticus, why are you reviving old 2002 threads without adding any content? Are you trying to up your post count or are you some type of bot? Mods, worth looking into?
Blasts from the past my man.
Old 25th September 2017
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Roboticus, why are you reviving old 2002 threads without adding any content? Are you trying to up your post count or are you some type of bot? Mods, worth looking into?
does it really matter? did it harm anyone? ; )
Old 25th September 2017
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15 year old thread, new record set.
Old 26th September 2017
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Properly implemented AES employs isolation transformers so it could break a ground loop that's causing problems with analog gear.
Old 26th September 2017
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Properly implemented AES employs isolation transformers so it could break a ground loop that's causing problems with analog gear.
That applies also to SPDIF.. Often you can find small Pulse transformers and isolated RCA sockets for outputs even at consumer gear.

Michal
Old 26th September 2017
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That's good to hear. It used to not be common.
Old 2nd October 2017
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Roboticus, why are you reviving old 2002 threads without adding any content? Are you trying to up your post count or are you some type of bot? Mods, worth looking into?
The relevance of useful info clearly extends 15 years and probably another decade - this place is kind of a library, no?
Old 3rd October 2017
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The relevance of useful info clearly extends 15 years and probably another decade - this place is kind of a library, no?
Exactly, even older threads & older standards can be relevant in the archives. Adding to the archives can be very useful.

Old 6th October 2017
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Bringing up good older threads by adding content to them is helpful. Bringing up older threads and adding the comment "cheers" serves no purpose given we have a search tool. Now if a mod here wanted to bring up a classic old thread for the purpose of additional newer comments that would probably be welcomed by members. A simple line from a mod saying something like "here's a good old thread - any new comments on this subject?" would do the trick. By the way, this is not one of the good old threads worthy of bringing back from the dead (LOL). CHEERS!
Old 7th October 2017
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Necro-slutting... Should be illegal.

Other than that - all digital formats null, hence they also sound identical.
Old 7th October 2017
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But they don't

I can hear with great clarity that my MADI system is far better sounding than my old ADAT optical system. It comes down to protocols word clocks, quality of power supply, and each piece of hardware to sync. Then you also have the headroom of the analog part of the converters.

AES is better than SPDIF but is also not common because of the cost.

Each system has a built in lag. So of you are talking about hooking up movie sound, does mot make much diff. But if you are trying to record to existing tracks and insert effects, the lag issues is huge.
Old 7th October 2017
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The OPs beard is probably grey by now.
Old 7th October 2017
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I note that, even 15 years later, there's still no shortage of people on GS who don't understand maths, physics, psycho-acoustics, or anything else for that matter.

Old 7th October 2017
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I note that, even 15 years later, there's still no shortage of people on GS who don't understand maths, physics, psycho-acoustics, or anything else for that matter.

I do understand beards though.
Old 7th October 2017
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I do understand beards though.
I'm sorry if you thought my comment was directed in your direction. It wasn't.
Old 7th October 2017
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Oh, I'm sorry if you thought my comment was directed in your direction. It wasn't.
Don't worry, I know.
I was just taking the opportunity for some arsing about.
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