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hooking up reciever to focusrite pro 40

Discussion in 'Recording' started by SCARPYDOOOOO, Jul 6, 2012.


    SCARPYDOOOOO Active Member

    i have an IMAC, yamaha reciever and a focusrite pro 40.

    Goal here is to get sound from imac, to focusrite then to reviever that has a 5.1 system hooked up to it.

    firwire from imac to focusrite right now....

    then fiber optic audio cord from focusrite to yamaha reciever. i have no idea why its not working.

    I chose the setting on mac so it goes thru the focusrite. i can see the sound bars moving when i open the focusrite software. but there is something wrong from the foucusrite optical out to the yamaha reciever optical in.

    any ideas thanks..
  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    The default optical output protocol from the Pro40 is ADAT. You need to switch it in software preferences to use S/PDIF.

    SCARPYDOOOOO Active Member

    I tried to do that lol
    i must of failed to do it right though. ill try it right now!! thanks

    SCARPYDOOOOO Active Member

    just chose spdif? nothing??

    were is software preferances?
  5. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    Under the "Settings" menu in the Saffire PRO 40 Control software there is an option "Use optical ADATs as S/PDIF". Depending on how your Yamaha receiver is set up, you may need also to select AC3 streaming via S/PDIF. See Pages 23-24 in the Pro 40 User Guide.

    SCARPYDOOOOO Active Member

    yamaha HTR-6230
    I have tried all three settings man its killin me
    heard just base for one sec..


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