Topic: 64c MADI into ADI-6432 split into 8 AES 56 MADI output

I am interested in using a miniDSP DDRC-88D to apply Dirac processing for two pairs of stereo monitors and 1-2 subwoofers. I would like to use 8 MADI output channels from my UFX+ to feed this processor, and retain the remaining 56 MADI channels for various other outputs using 1 or 2 M-32 Pro DA. Could I use an ADI-6432 to achieve this, as shown below?

https://i.imgur.com/svZZOEE.jpg

Re: 64c MADI into ADI-6432 split into 8 AES 56 MADI output

Basically, yes. But the ADI-642 can do the 4x AES/EBU <> MADI conversion in a smaller and less expensive package.

The MADI connections should be set up as a daisy chain for best results, and the ADI-642 will handle this without needing any AES loopback tools as MADI pass-thru is built into the unit.

Regards,
Jeff Petersen
Synthax Inc.

Re: 64c MADI into ADI-6432 split into 8 AES 56 MADI output

OK even better, somehow I missed the 642 in the lineup. Thank you Jeff!

4 (edited by ramses 2021-08-11 20:45:02)

Re: 64c MADI into ADI-6432 split into 8 AES 56 MADI output

Maybe one more idea.

Instead of the ADI-642 for €2199 you could use the Octamic XTC for €1949 which also has 4x AES I/O via break-out cable.
https://www.thomann.de/de/rme_octamic_xtc.htm

The breakout cable is available as 1, 3 or 5m cable, e.g. this one for €65:
https://www.thomann.de/de/alva_aes25_4f4mpro1.htm

Like with the ADI-642 you can pick 8 channels out of the MADI stream and route it to the AES outputs.
The use of a breakout cable should be no issue, as this is digital transfer and such AES cables are designed for even much higher distances and you are also using a breakout cable at the DDRC-88D.

For even a little less money you would get on top:

  • eight very good mic inputs which can be used as line inputs as well (switchable: 4 x PAD, 4 x Hi-Z)

  • two headphones outputs

  • ADAT I/O (2x S/MUX)

  • graphical colour display allows for more comfortably configuration

And maybe also interesting as an additional use case (at least possible):

  • in Class Compliant mode the XTC operates as audio interface under Windows and Mac OS X, and when using a Camera Connection Kit even with the iPad.

It's incredible how versatile the XTC is.

BR
Ramses
X10SRi-F, E5-1650v4, Win10Pro21H2, Cub11Pro, UFX+, XTC, 12Mic, ADI-2 Pro FS R BE, RayDAT