Re: HELP: Toslink Compatible with Adat and Sblive?

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Posted by Frank on September 20, 2001 at 03:08:37:

In Reply to: Re: HELP: Toslink Compatible with Adat and Sblive? posted by David Moore on September 20, 2001 at 01:31:21:

>I am pretty sure Toslink is not ADAT compatible. >Certainly if it is it is a well kept secret.

Thanks for your information David. I found this on the alesis website and I guess Toslink/Spdif and Adat Optical cable are compatible.. Heres the quote:

" Since ADAT cables are the same as those used for optical S/PDIF, you may be able to find them from other sources. The ends are called "Toslink" connectors. Technically, this is a Toshiba TOCP172 or equivalent, conforming to EIAJ standard RC-5720. The cable itself is plastic (PMMA), 1 mm diameter. While 5 meters is the recommended maximum for ADAT, there are reports of successful operation with cables up to 50 feet long, when all components are clean and operating at maximum efficiency."

>>>>I have my QS8 connected to my computer using a >>Lexicon core2 card. These are being run out
>>: real cheap now but there are not NT or Linux >>drivers for it - just Win95.

Now I found out I won't be able to get my ADAT Optical signal to my computer via a spdif imput so I would need a new soundcard.. Just so happens I saw guitar centers ad for the Lexicon Core2.. Very affordable..
Though I have heard it's a real pain to set up... Could you let me know more about your experiences with the card. What sequencer you use as well.. And any problems if any..


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