Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: What is S/PDIF cable, what kind should I buy, and where should I buy it?

  1. #1
    Chris F's Avatar
    Chris F is offline Dedicated Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Louisville, KY
    Rep Power

    What is S/PDIF cable, what kind should I buy, and where should I buy it?

    Sign in to disable this ad
    I've got an S/PDIF out on my Soundcraft M12, and S/PDIF in on my cheapo Teac CD burner. For recording rehearsals, it would be really convenient to simply get a halfway decent mix on the M12 and send it straight to the CD burner. What kind of cable do I need? It only needs to go about 4 feet.

    Thanks in advance.
    Wherever you go, there you are.

  2. #2
    Richard Monroe is offline Been Here, Posted That
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Framingham, Mass. (near Boston)
    Rep Power
    S/PDIF is a digital data transfer format, and it uses basically male/male RCA jacks. The bitch is that the cable quality is critical in the quality of audio data transfer. I've got several fair quality gold plated HOSA's, which I will happily send you one for the price of shipping. I'm currently sending my digital data through a Monster cable- 3 meters/$50! But you get what you pay for. If you want a free cruddy S/PDIF cable, I'll send you one, just PM me, but you will get better results with top notch cable. And don't use a cheap RCA cable that wasn't intended for digital data transfer- the results will truly suck, and could actually damage some types of equipment.-Richie

  3. #3
    subtractor's Avatar
    subtractor is offline oomph-tss oomph-tss
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Rep Power
    spidf=sony /phillips digital interface.
    Don't waste your money on hosa's.
    Get good cables.

    PS good digital cables are easy to find at stereo/ home theater places. Or pro audio stores.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
A3E sponsorship event box

Check out A3E in Boston!