Using Eclipse with AES : poor signal

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    • #106851
      hypnotik
      Member

      Hello guys,

      I'm using the eclipse in AES with a Xlogic Alphalink SX converter.

      the whole system is clocked on a BigBen via WC

      But when i want to route a signal to the eclipse i have "poor signal' as status in Dig In Setup.

      If no signal is routed Status is Ok Pro, it only switches when sound reaches the eclipse via AES.

      I'm little bit noob to AES…i'm getting headhaches with this! Somebody can help me ?

      SmileThanks

      Regards,

      Ludovic

    • #119958
      nickrose
      Moderator
      Eventide Staff

      Poor signal probably means what it says. Try a different cable.

      You could also try connecting the Eclipse AES input to its AES output (while still synched to word clock) and see if this says the same – if it does, you may have a hardware problem.

      I assume that you have set up the Eclipse to sync to Wordclock (SETUP/Digin/CLOCK) and have set the unit to receive AES in (SETUP/Digin/DIGIN).

    • #119960
      hypnotik
      Member

      hello nickrose

      thanks for your reply

      i'm using a
      digisnake db25 cable 110ohm compliant so i can't test to connect AES in
      to out. But if i change the routing matrix table in my alphalink to input AES > output AES is'nt the same thing that you suggest ? (it would be better than buy a new cable)

      Eclipse
      is synced to worldclock and i'm on XLR in Digin Setup.

      I also
      tried to change routing matrix on Xlogic

    • #131134
      nickrose
      Moderator
      Eventide Staff

      Don't know your alphalink….

      Try and borrow another cable (a short mike cable would be fine) to try these tests. Otherwise, it's hard to know what to do.

    • #131135
      hypnotik
      Member

      When you say "short mike cable" does it means a simple microphone cable (XLR standard not AES) ?

      I'm sorry lil'bit noob in english (and with AES lol)

    • #131137
      nickrose
      Moderator
      Eventide Staff

      A regular XLR mike cable would be fine for a test.

      The electrical characteristics of the cable mainly become important when the cable is long, and at higher sample frequencies.

    • #131139
      hypnotik
      Member

      Ok! Nice to know, i'll keep you updated about my tests!

      Thanks for your help

    • #131142
      hypnotik
      Member

      Hello Nickrose

      I've connected AES IN to OUT (aes loop) It says "Ok Pro"! So does it means that my Eclipse is OK 🙂 ?

    • #131144
      nickrose
      Moderator
      Eventide Staff

      Sounds like you are good – the problem would appear to lie elsewhere.

      My guess is that your Digi cable is incompatible with your AlphaLink, but I don't really know much about either of these – you should maybe talk to SSL.

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