using rca to 1/4" adapter for SPDIF

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  1. Bently

    Bently Guest

    Is it possible to use the rca to 1/4" type of connector with SPDIF for use in a 1/4" patchbay? Thanks in advance!

  2. TVPostSound

    TVPostSound Member

    Feb 15, 2006
    Short answer, yes, use a 1/4" unbalanced.

    But it's not a good idea.
  3. Bently

    Bently Guest

    i figured it would work, i guess my main concern is signal degradation.
  4. mark02131

    mark02131 Active Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Boston, MA
    The higher sampling rates may be a problem. at 44.1 you may be ok but at 48 or 96 you may not even see a signal at the D/A.

    I have had problems at 96 if I don't use a really good cable and I try and keep it as short as possible.


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