Topic: UFX+ and M-1610 Pro MADI sync
I have a brand new UFX+ and M-1610 Pro.
M-1610 connected to the UFX+ via MADI Optical (SFP Multi Mode Module)
The MADI sync lights on the UFX+ and the M-1610 flash sporadically. Sometimes the power indicator on the M-1610 also flashes and sometime even flashes red.
When I connected my old Lynx converters via ADAT I had a few problems in getting the lights to settle. It seemed to be a slightly bad connector on the ADAT inputs of the UFX+. Trust me, I probably tried 10 different sets of ADAT cables. Moving the cable around a bit got the sync to settle, so I just left it and recorded for a few days.
Now that I've replaced the Lynx converters with the M-1610 over MADI I'm still getting these sync issues.
I know from using RME gear for 20 years plus that I've never had an issue with getting sync over ADAT. So, in my opinion, it should be even better over MADI.
The only way I can completely stable sync is to use Word Clock, which is a first for me and RME.
I've been on the line to RME and the only way we could resolve the issue was to use WC.
But, I have a theory. I think the Optical side of this particular UFX+ is faulty. I should get perfect sync over MADI Optical, and I'm not.