[linux-audio-user] which device to purchase for SP/DIF or AES/EBU?

Steve Harris S.W.Harris at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Wed Feb 4 17:51:35 EST 2004

On Wed, Feb 04, 2004 at 10:29:27 +0000, Russell L. Harris wrote:
> I have just installed AGNULA/demudi-1.1.0 in my desktop machine (Intel  
> Celeron processor).
> My need is to transfer two channels (that is, stereo) digitized sound  
> back and forth between a Tascam CR-RW2000 and a Pentium-class desktop  
> computer, so that the sound can be edited.  The Tascam has both SP/DIF  
> coaxial and AES/EBU inputs and outputs.

If you only care about spdif you may as well go for one of the maudio
cards - which are as well supported as the RMEs, but dont make you pay for
all the additional i/os you dont want.

I used a audiophile 2496 briefly a few years ago and it seemed to work
well under ALSA:
check with a current owner though.
> Another possibility is to purchase a USB or Firewire device which  
> supports SP/DIF or AES/EBU input and output.

I'd steer clear of USB devices (they seem to be problemnatic on the whole)
and theres no supported firewire devices that I know of.

- Steve 

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