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SPDIF to AES/EBU Format Converter



  • Conversion from SPDIF to AES/EBU
  • Exclusive Sure-Lok™ Auto-Recovery Sentinel
  • Automatic Sample Rate Detection
  • Coaxial or Optical Input
  • Valid Signal LOCK LED Indicator
  • Transformer Isolated Input and Output
  • Full Operation up to 24 bit / 96 kHz
  • Cabinet, Shelf or Rack Mounting

APPLICATION: The RDL-FP-DFC1 is the ideal choice in many applications where an SPDIF source must be connected to AES/EBU professional digital audio equipment. Three jacks are provided for SPDIF inputs: Phono, BNC and Optical. Any one of these input jacks may be used. The AES/EBU output connects through an XLR jack. The electrical inputs and output are all transformer isolated. The input signal is decoded and reassembled in the AES/EBU format. All header information common to both SPDIF and AES/EBU standards is inserted in the output data stream. The LOCK LED indicator is illuminated when a valid, locked digital input signal is being converted to the output.

Sure-Lok auto-recovery circuitry unique to the RDL-FP-DFC1 monitors the most frequent causes of latch-up and reinitiates digital signal lock, bringing a new higher level of stability to digital audio signal conversion under the variety of conditions encountered in professional environments.

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RDL-FP-DFC1 Digital Converter - SPDIF to AES / EBU (24/96)



Inputs (3):

75 Ω SPDIF transformer isolated (phono or BNC) or optical


AES/EBU balanced XLR transformer isolated

Sample Rate:

32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz


16 to 24 bits


IEC958, SPDIF and EIAJCP340/1201; AES3-1992 Amendment 3-1999


LED LOCK indicator; (locked to a valid signal)

Power Requirement:



Height: 1.34 in. 3.40 cm
Width: 3.25 in. 8.26 cm
Depth: 4.81 in. 12.22 cm

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