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Audiolab 8000CD conect to Cambridge Audio DAC Magic
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I have an Audiolab 800CD which I would like to connect to my Cambridge Audio Azur DAC Magic. The output from the 8000 is via a BNC 75ohm socket and the Cambridge Audio has Toslink optical and SPDIF coaxial inputs.

My idea would be to use a BNC plug to BNC plug 75ohm coax cable which I would connect into a BNC female to RCA male 75ohm adaptor. This would then be plugged into an RCA coax input convertor to optical output. A Toslink optical cable would then connect the the convertor into the Cambridge DAC.

Would this rather complicated setup work for me?

 

 

 

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RE: Audiolab 8000CD conect to Cambridge Audio DAC Magic

Sounds like a mess. Why would you want to do that rather than just optical out to optical in?

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RE: Audiolab 8000CD conect to Cambridge Audio DAC Magic

The Audiolab 8000CD has a coaxial output only - no optical and this is via a 75ohm BNC socket, hence the BNC to RCA  adaptor and the convertor.

Any suggestions?

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RE: Audiolab 8000CD conect to Cambridge Audio DAC Magic

Sorry I read that wrong , I thought you said it was a 8200CD. Ok I hope this is not an equally stupid question but could you go straight from BNC to coax on one cable to save on the optical pass?

I just looked up the 8000CD and it seems to have both optical and coax outputs, is it an older version or are the connections in use/broken?

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RE: Audiolab 8000CD conect to Cambridge Audio DAC Magic

Here's an older one with BNC only:

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RE: Audiolab 8000CD connect to Cambridge Audio DAC Magic

My Audiolab 8000CD is the older version with a coaxial output only witha gold plated BNC socket. The Cambridge Audio DAC Magic has S/P Dif Co-axial inputs which I thought would not accept BNC plug. Also I cannot find a BNC Plug to S/P Dif plug cable. Is it possible to change the BNC plug to S/P Dif at one end of the cable? If so that would solve the problemn and I would have a coax connection.

Thank you both for all your much appreciated help.

 

 

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RE: Audiolab 8000CD connect to Cambridge Audio DAC Magic

I have managed to eliminate one item in my complicated chain of connections. I can get a 1 metre coaxial cable - BNC socket to a gold RCA digital plug 75ohm screened. I cannot find an adaptor from digital coax RCA phono to S/P Dif which leaves me still with the convertor - digital Coax RCA phono female to Toslink optical output then toslink in to DAC. 

 

 

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RE: Audiolab 8000CD connect to Cambridge Audio DAC Magic

 I have managed to eliminate one item from my complicated connection chain. The BNC to RCA digital adaptor would not be required as I can get a BNC plug with 75ohm screened coaxial to gold RCA digital phono. I cannot find a coax adaptor for RCA digital to S/P Dif which stilll leaves me with the convertor which is RCA digital Coax in and Toslink optical out then Toslink into DAC. Would  this be a possible solution.

DAC/CDs  Audiolab M-DAC, Quad CDP2, Audiolab 8000CD, Cambridge Audio Azur DAC Magic.

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RE: Audiolab 8000CD connect to Cambridge Audio DAC Magic

 I have managed to eliminate one item from my complicated connection chain. The BNC to RCA digital adaptor would not be required as I can get a BNC plug with 75ohm screened coaxial to gold RCA digital phono. I cannot find a coax adaptor for RCA digital to S/P Dif which stilll leaves me with the convertor which is RCA digital Coax in and Toslink optical out then Toslink into DAC. Would  this be a possible solution.

DAC/CDs  Audiolab M-DAC, Quad CDP2, Audiolab 8000CD, Cambridge Audio Azur DAC Magic.

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