Using the Digital Output with the PC3 as Clock Slave
How can I get the PC3's digital output to work and have it sync to an external clock?
All references to the "PC3" apply equally to both the PC3, PC3K and X-Pro models.
- Connect a 75-Ohm coaxial RCA cable from the PC3's RCA
Digital Out jack to the S/PDIF or AES* input of the receiving device.
- Connect a 75-Ohm coaxial RCA cable from the Master Clock device's S/PDIF or AES/EBU* Out jack to the PC3's "Sync In" RCA jack.
|(TIP: *you may need RCA-to-XLR adapters to connect with your other devices, depending on their connectors. If the other devices you are interfacing with only offer optical connections, you'll need a converter.)
- On the PC3, press the Master mode button, then press [OUTPUT]:
- The PC3 can sync to rates ranging from 20 to 220kHz. Three ranges are offered: Ext 20-60k, Ext 60-120k and Ext 120-220kHz. Set the output sample rate (Dig. Out) to one of the external rate ranges, encompassing the rate you are going to send to the PC3:
- Set the Digital Out Volume (Dig. out volume) to either "Variable" or "Fixed":
Variable = output volume will be dependent on the front panel master volume slider
Fixed = volume level is constant, set at full, ignoring the position of the master volume slider.
- Set the device that you are connecting the PC3 into (or separate Master clock source), to transmit its clock to the PC3.
- The signal fed to the digital out always mirrors the Main L & R analog outs (i.e. any signals sent to the Aux outs will not appear in the digital out).
- Sync In is NOT a "Word Clock" input. Only a valid S/PDIF OR AES/EBU signal is recognized.
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