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    • #105918
      vrooney
      Member

      Hi,

       I picked up an Apogee Big Ben 192 to clock my DAW and other equipment including the H8000FW. The Big Ben requires 75 ohm termination to function properly but I've read in previous posts that the H8000FW was burned in on the bench with 50 ohm termination. Will 75 ohm termination be a problem?

      Thanks,

      Vince

    • #118013
      nickrose
      Moderator
      Eventide Staff

      The H8000FW is different from other Eventide equipment in that it has no internal WC (Word Clock) termination, allowing to be used in the middle of a WC chain.

      This does mean that if it is to be used at the end of a WC chain or cable it requires external termination. See the User Manual for more information.

      If external termination is used it may be 50 ohm or 75 ohm  (the H8000FW does not care), but it should match the source.

      Or, to answer your question directly, 75 ohm will be fine.

    • #118015
      vrooney
      Member

       Perfect! That's exactly what I was looking for. The BigBen requires 75 ohm terminiators to function properly. I was concerned that the H8000FW would have an issue with 75 ohm termination.

      Thanks,

      Vince

    • #129153
      ThreeFingersOfLove
      Participant

      Vince,

      could you please tell us if – after having clocked the H-8000FW from the BigBen – you have noticed a change in the sound? Is it barely perceptible or more than this?

      Regards,
      Yannis

    • #129154
      vrooney
      Member

       Sure. I'm waiting for my Apogee WE-BB cables (Word Clock Wyde-Eye) to arrive from audiomidi.com. As soon as they come I'll do some testing and post the results here.

       Cheers,

      Vince

    • #129184
      froombosch
      Member

       Any news on the testing??

       What was the listening chain??

    • #129189
      vrooney
      Member

       Harrie,

      Sorry I haven't had a chance to set up
      the testing yet. My real job has had me crunched overtime. I'm going to
      try to get some audio samples up as soon as I can get out of this
      crunch. Hopefully this weekend.

       This is the plan for the comparison.

      DAW:

      RME fireface 800, Cubase 4

      Sample:

      Acoustic guitar direct input (Taylor T5) as not to "color" the sound with room and mic acoustics.

      Audio:

      Fireface 800 96K unclocked, dry
      Fireface 800 96K clocked, dry
      Fireface 800 96K clocked, Eventide H8000FW 96K effect unclocked, wet
      Fireface 800 96K clocked, Eventide H8000FW 96K effect clocked, wet

      Fireface
      is direct connected to a Macbook pro via FW, H8000FW will be connected
      via ADAT to the Fireface. I have to get the routing worked out between
      both units.

      Hopefully that will provide a sampling of the differences the BigBen can make (if any) on the DAW and effects (H8000FW).

      Cheers,

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