03-13-2013 03:07 PM
Is there anybody that works for a touring sound/production company that could tell me if there is much of a demand to run AES digital audio in concerts/stage etc more than a few hundred ft? for ex 1000,2000 ft etc..
The reason I'm asking is I'm doing a little research to find out if there is any need for this, as it can be done over Fiber.
03-13-2013 03:57 PM
Yes, audio run between sources and amplifier rooms, broadcast remote bays, etc. can be very long. Fiber is one way, but Cat 5 is another option, Cat 5 handles AES/EBU quite well at distances of 1000 ft. I have used it for a significantly shorter distance but others I know have tested it to a longer distance.
03-24-2013 10:38 PM
03-26-2013 03:44 PM
03-26-2013 05:36 PM
Thanks again. Is it pretty common today for most stage/tour productions to be using CAT5 or Fiber to transmit audio due to distance? As apposed to conventional copper etc..
Not very common, but for consoles with integrated digital snakes it's done.
The reason is that audio frequency copper is still much more reliable for the same cost.
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