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Old 13th September 2007
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adat, toslink, lightpipe -are these CABLES the same

i bought an adat type cable (at least that's what i thought) but I can't get anything to sync while using it. just pops, clicks and invalid clock errors

did i get the wrong calbe? it's 50' long and installed in my wall/ceiling. i thought that they are all the same.

thanks
-jeff
Old 13th September 2007
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50 feet long is your problem, maximum cable length for ADAT is 15 feet (someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure I'm not)
Old 13th September 2007
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i bought an adat type cable (at least that's what i thought) but I can't get anything to sync while using it. just pops, clicks and invalid clock errors

did i get the wrong calbe? it's 50' long and installed in my wall/ceiling. i thought that they are all the same.

thanks
-jeff
They are all the same. Mattasbob's right; it's probably length that's your issue. You can go a bit longer than 15 feet with good cable, but not much more without introducing errors.

You can get toslink repeaters that work well, and Hear Technologies makes a toslink to ethernet conversion that allows you to extend the run hundreds of feet, up to 500, if I recall.
Old 13th September 2007
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They are all the same. Mattasbob's right; it's probably length that's your issue. You can go a bit longer than 15 feet with good cable, but not much more without introducing errors.

You can get toslink repeaters that work well, and Hear Technologies makes a toslink to ethernet conversion that allows you to extend the run hundreds of feet, up to 500, if I recall.
Exactly...Too long. Matt & Travis are right on the money.
Old 13th September 2007
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thanks guys
can you tell me about the toslink repeaters.

i really need to try to make this 50' work.
thanks again.
-jeff
Old 13th September 2007
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Hear Technologies - Extreme Extender

There are lots of repeaters. Google will help. Probably have to do some research on mode, bitrates and throughput, etc.

Toslink Digital Optical Signal Amplifier Repeater with Power Supply up to 65 Feet

Digital Audio Converters - Toslink Coax RCA AC3 S/PDIF EBU AES Dolby Digital DTS 5.1 7.1 Switches extenders splitters converters SPDIF

Here's one that will extend your cable 10km. Y'know, if you want to go for a drive or listen to a mix while running a short marathon.

http://www.sitech-bitdriver.com/PROD...heets/2082.pdf
Old 13th September 2007
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I agree that 50ft is probably too long. But before we blame the cables, are you sure your clock settings are correct between the 2 devices?
Old 13th September 2007
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I agree that 50ft is probably too long. But before we blame the cables, are you sure your clock settings are correct between the 2 devices?
good point but yes, i have clocked both devices to different devices.
thanks
Old 17th September 2007
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just to follow up, i went with this one.

http://www.trianglecables.com/pof-840.html

it works great, no problems.
thanks a lot.

-jeff
Old 22nd November 2007
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did you buy two of those amplifiers? 1 in and 1 out?
am looking at running about 40 ft to a machine room, but just stereo optical. . .
Old 16th January 2008
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Did anyone use those cheap repeater boxes for ADAT 8-channel-signal or only 2-channel SPDIF ??

I'd really like to know, if there's any chance to use those cheap boxes for the extension of my cables between converter and computer (20-30m desired).
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