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Nikisixx21

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Hey all

I have a question about my setup and hoping someone can help with some recommendations.

I’m purchasing 8341s with the GLM kit and volume control.

I currently have an RME ADI DAC 2 which takes the usb from my Mac and optical input from my Aorus FV43 monitor (from hdmi input) and runs to my current mackie setup via analog Xlr.

I’d like to setup the genelec with a digital source if I can. My dac doesn’t have an AES or optical out, I would have to step up to the pro model for that but as mentioned my Aorus FV43 gaming monitor does have an optical output.

I will only be using the genelecs when something is displayed on the Aorus screen (either usb c from Mac or hdmi).

Am I correct that with the Hosa ODL 312 optical to AES converter (and Glm volume control) I can completely eliminate the RME from my setup? Assuming I would need to power the GLM separately when using the hdmi source.

It seemes the Aorus FV43 output format is 24 bit 48kHz. Will I be losing anything quality wise running this directly into the genelecs? Or am I over complicating this completely and should just plug in the genelecs analog?

Thanks in advance any feedback is appreciated!
 

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I'd just run analog out since you're only dealing with two speakers and your source is an excellent one. You're still gonna gonna through conversions with GLM with either, so keep it simple.
 

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Hey all

I have a question about my setup and hoping someone can help with some recommendations.

I’m purchasing 8341s with the GLM kit and volume control.

I currently have an RME ADI DAC 2 which takes the usb from my Mac and optical input from my Aorus FV43 monitor (from hdmi input) and runs to my current mackie setup via analog Xlr.

I’d like to setup the genelec with a digital source if I can. My dac doesn’t have an AES or optical out, I would have to step up to the pro model for that but as mentioned my Aorus FV43 gaming monitor does have an optical output.

I will only be using the genelecs when something is displayed on the Aorus screen (either usb c from Mac or hdmi).

Am I correct that with the Hosa ODL 312 optical to AES converter (and Glm volume control) I can completely eliminate the RME from my setup? Assuming I would need to power the GLM separately when using the hdmi source.

It seemes the Aorus FV43 output format is 24 bit 48kHz. Will I be losing anything quality wise running this directly into the genelecs? Or am I over complicating this completely and should just plug in the genelecs analog?

Thanks in advance any feedback is appreciated!
Why do you need a DAC then if you need a digital source?
 

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You can get a cheap USB to SPDIF converter and an AES impedence transformer to plug coaxial SPDIF into the digital input of the Genelec. Or you can just continue to use the RME or another cheap DAC and plug into the analog input. The ADC in the Genelec is audibly transparent, so you won't be able to tell the difference.
 

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I bought one of these convertors for around $40 for my monitors, which like the Genelecs have an AES input.

Still waiting for it to arrive, but I would imagine it should do the trick!
 

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I had the 8361 with the same RME that you had. It sounds great and the volume control was easier. Now I have 8351b and GLM volume control. And I am using the Hosa converter. And it works great. I miss seeing the volume as I did with the RME.

I ended up getting a used MiniDSP SHD Studio which is like the RME except it has no analog to digital conversion, uses AES/EBU digital output, and it has a built-in streamer. Something like that has the benefit of being able to switch digital sources, show you a volume level, and even do a cross-over if you elect to use non-Genelec subs in the future.
 
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What kind of Mac do you have? If it has a headphone jack or some other kind of analog out you can just connect it directly to the monitors with an adapter.
 

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I use this automatic input selector:

It takes 4 Toslink channels as input, selects the active channel, and outputs spdif which you convert to AES with the HOSA. Really nice: you just turn on tv and the speakers with ISS turn on automagically.
 

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I had the 8361 with the same RME that you had. It sounds great and the volume control was easier. Now I have 8351b and GLM volume control. And I am using the Hosa converter. And it works great. I miss seeing the volume as I did with the RME.

I ended up getting a used MiniDSP SHD Studio which is like the RME except it has no analog to digital conversion, uses AES/EBU digital output, and it has a built-in streamer. Something like that has the benefit of being able to switch digital sources, show you a volume level, and even do a cross-over if you elect to use non-Genelec subs in the future.
You downgraded from 8361 to 8351?
 
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What about “hacking” the RME adi dac to output a digital signal via the Rec opt. or Rec coax functionality?

Use both digital inputs for my Mac and video monitor source. And then use the record functionality to pass back through to usb. Then convert the usb to AES with an adaptor like the one shared above as an input to the genelecs?
 

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What about “hacking” the RME adi dac to output a digital signal via the Rec opt. or Rec coax functionality?

Use both digital inputs for my Mac and video monitor source. And then use the record functionality to pass back through to usb. Then convert the usb to AES with an adaptor like the one shared above as an input to the genelecs?
No. Just use the analog output on the DAC and analog input on the monitors if you are going to use the DAC.
 

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Agreed. Even if, intellectually speaking using a full digital signal chain makes sense, you'll still benefit from stellars RME's DAC and Genelec's ADC.
 
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