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Old 5 days ago
Gear Maniac
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SSL Alphalink AX problems

I recently changed my setup to the following: RME RayDAT in my PC with SSL Alphalink AX and Apogee Rosetta 200 converters. The Rosetta is the master clock that syncs the RayDAT via AES/EBU and the Alphalink via Wordclock.

Basically everthing works fine, however, from time to time the Alphalink only puts out clicks and the leds on the panel start to blink. Sometimes this stops after a few seconds, sometimes only a powercycle brings it back to normal working condition.

I noticed when the clicks occur and I unplug the wordclock cable coming from the Rosetta, the clicks stop. The strange thing is that the same thing happens when the clock source on the Alphalink is set to ADAT (coming from the RayDAT), in which case uplugging the wordclock cable should have no effect at all.

Obviously this is really annoying and I'm already thinking about replacing the SSL. Does anybody have an idea what might be the problem here?

Thanks in advance!
Old 4 days ago
Gear Maniac
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I tried all possible sync configurations: Alphalink clocked via WC or ADAT, and with internal clock sending clock to Rosetta and RayDAT. Result: same problem!

So my guess is that my Alphalink is faulty....
Old 3 days ago
Solid State Logic
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Have you tried re-seating the DSub cables between the boards?
After a lot of use heat makes them shift a bit sometimes.
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