Topic: Connecting UA OX Amp Top Box to UCX II
I'm thinking about getting a Universal Audio OX Amp Top Box to use for recording my 100W combo tube amp and want to know the best way to connect it to my UCX II for this purpose. The OX box has two digital outputs, a stereo S/PDIF digital output jack that accepts a 75-ohm coaxial RCA digital audio cable and a stereo S/PDIF digital output port that accepts a TOSLINK optical cable. The later port outputs S/PDIF format only and is incompatible with ADAT optical inputs. Would I be able to connect the OX through TOSLINK to the optical ADAT input on my UCX II and if so how would I set this up in TM FX? If I were to use the digital breakout cable and connect through the AES/EBU & SPDIF would I need to purchase an RCA/XLR cable adapter and if so would any RCA/XLR cable adapter be sufficient or would I need a specific adaptor as outlined in the manual where pins 2 and 3 of a male XLR plug are connected individually to the two pins of a RCA plug and the cable shielding is only connected to pin 1 of the XLR, not to the RCA plug?
Another question, would I be better off to connect the OX Box to the UCX II through analogue output using balanced TRS to XLR connections rather than digital and what are the pros and cons of each?