Using AES3 with your 8c's
There are multiple ways to connect AES3 or S/PDIF sources to your 8c's. Below are supported setups. The 8c up to serial number 2000 supports PCM up to 96 khz / 24 bits on its digital AES3 input, serial numbers above 2000 supports PCM up to 192 khz / 24 bits on its digital AES3 input.
Use a balanced 3-conductor cable of 110-ohm twisted pairs cabling with XLR connectors.
Stereo 8c setup
Use a balanced 3-conductor cable of 110-ohm twisted pairs cabling with XLR connectors. There should be one cable between the source and the shared analog and digital input of the first 8c. There should be a second cable between the first 8c’s THRU output and the second 8c’s shared input. Use an AES3-terminator (supplied with every pair of 8c’s) on the THRU output of the last 8c in the chain.
In the Dutch & Dutch app, go to settings for each individual 8c in the system. Set the placement of each 8c correctly, i.e. left for left and right for the 8c on the right.
Using S/PDIF with your 8c's
The correct way of using the 8c's with an S/PDIF output, is by means of an impedance transformer.