Henry Engineering Digimatch 2X6
AES/EBU<> SPDIF Interface and 2x6 Digital Audio D.A.
Henry Engineering DigiMatch is “the Digital Matchbox”. Not only does it convert between consumer (SPDIF) and professional (AES/EBU) digital formats, but it’s also a digital distribution amplifier that gives you 6 digital outputs! Use DigiMatch 2X6 to feed your digital audio into several CD or DAT recorders, or into multiple console inputs. Never use “Y-cord” to split digital signals; use DigiMatch 2X6 to maintain proper digital levels and data integrity.
Henry Engineering DigiMatch 2×6 is an AES/EBU-to-SPDIF interface and distribution amplifier for digital audio signals. DigiMatch has two distinct functions: (a) to convert between professional (balanced) AES/EBU and consumer (unbalanced) SPDIF digital audio signals; and (b) to distribute a digital input signal(s) to multiple destinations.
Henry Engineering DigiMatch has 2 inputs and 6 outputs: an AES/EBU input and 3 AES/EBU outputs, plus an SPDIF input and 3 SPDIF outputs. Either input can feed either or both sets of outputs, producing 4 possible modes of operation:
Convert: AES/EBU input feeds SPDIF outs; SPDIF input feeds AES/EBU outs
DA-AES/EBU only: AES/EBU input feeds ALL outputs
DA-SPDIF only: SPDIF input feeds ALL outputs
DA-Split: AES/EBU input feeds AES/EBU outputs; SPDIF input feeds SPDIF outputs.
Modes are selected using front panel switches. The “Convert” mode is essentially a “digital MatchBox,” providing bi-directional conversion between AES/EBU and SPDIF digital circuits, without altering any data in the bitstream.
DigiMatch circuitry automatically corrects input levels that are out of tolerance. All 6 DigiMatch outputs can be used simultaneously and without interaction. The AES/EBU inputs and outputs are transformer isolated. All outputs are short-circuit protected and can drive long lines without signal degradation.
DigiMatch is 1/3 rack width and can be mounted in an optional rack shelf, or wall-mounted using optional wall/cabinet mounting brackets. DigiMatch is powered by an internal AC power supply.
Sample Rate: Any, 96 kHz or less
AES/EBU Input: XLR connector 110 ohm termination (switchable)
SPDIF Input: RCA connector 75 ohm termination (switchable)
AES/EBU Outputs: 3 each, XLR connectors 110 ohm source impedance
SPDIF Outputs: 3 each, RCA connectors 75 ohm source impedance
Throughput Delay: Less than 80 nanoseconds
Power Input: 115/230 VAC, 5W
Physical Size: 5.7”w x 1.7”h x 6.0”d, 3lbs
Construction: Steel enclosure
Approvals: City of Los Angeles Elect. Test Lab