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Old 17th September 2002
Originally posted by Jax
Don't mean to throw a shard into your cereal, but I think if you can avoid going SPDIF, do. I remember reading from the mastering webboard that SPDIF is the least best digital i/o option. That might have applied only to clocking though.
SPDIF is as good as anything for everday use. All my gear is AES/EBU and it sometimes has trouble reading SPDIF signals from client gear, but that's due to the fact they are different protocols.

The only real negative anyone's ever been able to show me about SPDIF is the connector - it doesn't lock in place a requires friction for contact.

As for the protocol, SPDIF is fine when used with 75 ohm cable.