Jump to content

Rate this topic

Recommended Posts

I am considering buying an Auralic Altair.   It has only one coax input with an RCA socket.   I need two.   It has an AES input with an XLR socket.   

1.  Can this be fed from a coax feed using a digital coax cable with RCA jacks and an RCA to XLR adapter?   I have such an adapter with the negative RCA connected to XLR pins 1 and 3 and positive to pin 2.  It worked on the "balanced" input for a Musical Fidelity M1DAC. 

2.  Are "balanced" and "AES" the same?  3.  Is there an AES standard for which pins carry positive,  negative and ground? 


 Does anyone have an authoritative response? 

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

The Devialet SPDIF to AES/EBU cable is below, it's as you describe: negative to pins 1 & 3, positive to pin 2.



Devialet SPDIF to AES:EBU cable.gif

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now