We were wrong, sorry, the handbook explains this
10.1 p. 25:
With this setting active, the user has to enter the Compens. ID (Compensation ID) manually.
The value must equal the position of the device within the chain.
OctaMic XTC detects other devices sitting in front of it within the chain. If none is detected the
ID is set to 1, else according to the found ID plus 1. The entry Compens. ID is grayed out, because
no longer manually adjustable.
The option Auto Channel Assignment sets the digital routing according to the current ID. For
example the third OctaMic XTC in a chain will automatically use channels 17-24 in the MADI
This is the most comfortable, fastest and safest way to use several devices serially. Simply set
Delay Comp. in all units to Auto-CA, quickly check the IDs in the display, and you’re ready to
enjoy all channels within just one MADI cable and sample-aligned.
Use Auto-ID if you only want the device to get his proper ID for delay compensation, then you can still configure all routing options like in manual.
Use Auto-CA if the channels shall be automatically be assigned according to it's current ID.
Got it ? ;-)
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