optical/coaxial spdif to balanced XLR

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    You'll need a converter between there. Because spdif is digital and xlr is analog, you can't route a signal directly from on e to the other. Something like Behinger Ultramatch will do if you want to go cheap. Unless you have some strange xlr digital in connection...
     
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    You might have to route it through a sound card.
     
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    thanks looks like the behringer ultramatch would be fine. at that price though i might just buy a sound card with balanced outputs anyway.mmm
     
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    For that price you can get a great soundcard.
     
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    just to clear things, this is just a spdif to AES cable. is digital, to connect a converter with AES connection to a spdif soundcard. so it wont do anything if you plug it from an analogue XLR to spdif, you need an AD or DA converter.
     
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    yeah i know i was hoping that somewhere in the fatness of the cable there was a tiny DA circuit or something. looking at E-MU Tracker Pre now, anyone had some experience with it or suggest something better