Re: Kona 2 AES audio by Bob Zelin on Feb 14, 2005 at 1:22:01 am
Mr Logical, your wording of your question is illogical. The AJA Kona 2 offers industry standard AES/EBU outputs, no different than any Sony VTR, or AVID system - and it offers it in 2 flavors - XLR (which has 3 wires - hot cold and neutral), and BNC - for 75 ohm coax connection of the AES signal, as used in the broadcast industry. I have never ever seen or heard of professional studio monitors that have AES/EBU inputs. Please be sure that your Genelec/Event/Mackie/Alesis/Tannoy/M-Audio/Behringer speakers are not expecting an ANALOG audio input (on XLR), because the Kona 2 AES output on XLR will not feed these monitors - you will have to convert it to analog audio first. Perhaps I am wrong - what brand of speakers are you using.
Re: Kona 2 AES audio by weevie833 on Feb 14, 2005 at 6:27:27 pm
Yow! I was thinking the same thing -- AES direct into speakers??? I believe it is supposed to be analog.
As for wiring, I HAVE heard that there is a difference between XLR wired for Japanese use versus North American/Europe. Unless you equipment is a used device acquired from a Japanese source, I wouldn't worry about it.
Re: Kona 2 AES audio by logical001 on Feb 15, 2005 at 11:43:28 am
The speakers I'm using are Dynaudio Air 15 speakers. These are one of the first professional monitors to accept AES EBU digital as well as analog XLR. They have a TC electronics designed DAC within that does the conversion.
This is why I was asking about exactly what the Kona 2 outputs as the speaker need to be fed with Dual Wire AES / EBU
Indeed Dan you are correct about Genelec. They are also bringing something similar out this year