Is an AES EBU cable the same as XLR?
Analogue and digital AES/EBU cables both have the same XLR connectors. However, the cable constructions differ: Cable specified for AES/EBU has the characteristic impedance of 110 ohms and wide frequency range needed for carrying the AES/EBU digital waveforms.
Can I use regular XLR cable for AES?
Generally speaking, AES cables use standard XLR connectors and can carry up to two channels of digital audio between audio devices. The most common AES/EBU cable configuration is terminated with 3-pin XLR connectors.
Is there a difference between DMX and XLR cables?
DMX has a higher impedance (110 ohms) than XLR (75 ohms). This means that XLR uses different signals than DMX is built to handle. An XLR cable can transmit a DMX signal, but not very well. An XLR cable used for this is likely to cause flickering lights or experience signal loss if it even works at all.
Can I use DMX cable for audio?
DMX for audio is just fine or even better than “ordinary” audio cable.
What kind of cable does DMX use?
Network cable (Cat5, 5e or 6 cable) may be used to carry DMX in an installation; however special consideration must be given to shielding and termination. Under no circumstances should solid core cable like Cat5 be terminated into a screw down connector. ETC recommends the use of Belden 9729 for DMX installation.
Can I use 3 pin DMX for audio?
Can I use a 3-pin DMX cable to send analog audio signals? This will work no problem. The primary difference in the nature of the cable itself is the impedance, which for DMX should be 120 Ohms.
Can you use Cat6 for DMX cable?
It’s generally acceptable to run DMX over Cat5 or Cat6 cable for up to 1000′. However, it’s important to remember that network signals can only travel 300′ – so if you go above that limit, label your cables carefully – computer networks will not work reliably at these lengths!
Is AES EBU analog or digital?
AES/EBU is digital.
Can I use DMX as XLR?
Though DMX cables and XLR cables are often both three-pin cables and look the same, they should not be used interchangeably, especially along longer cable runs. DMX cables and XLR cables are engineered to handle different types of information at different impedance.
Are AES/EBU XLR cables good for analog interconnects?
Mogami AES/EBU patch cables are so well designed, they are often used as very high end analog interconnects.” For runs of 10-12 feet, have any of you ever heard AES/EBU XLR cables used as analog line-level interconnects… and were they noticeably better than standard XLR cables?
What is the difference between the Mogami gold AES/EBU XLR balanced cables?
The Mogami Gold AES/EBU XLR balanced cable is heavier and better insulated, but has only 2 conductors (and costs about a third more).
Can I use AES/EBU for line level?
Yes you can use AES/EBU for line level, lots of studios do that. Although the 2549 and 3173 are the best on paper, in practice at 10-12ft length there should be essentially zero difference between the three.