josephm

MADI Coax to MADI Cat5e Converter
« on: May 18, 2017, 12:44:11 PM »
Hi all,
Is there any way to convert MADI BNC (Waves MGB I/O) to MADI Cat5e (Soundcraft Stagebox) ?
Thanks.


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Re: MADI Coax to MADI Cat5e Converter
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 01:35:40 PM »
I'm not sure if the Soundcraft Cat5 is MADI compatible but anyway:
https://www.rme-audio.de/en/products/madi_router.php
SSLtech: No bypass, I don't believe in it.
Gus: I think this build might have problems with DIY builders that don't know things like ohms law.

Rogy

Re: MADI Coax to MADI Cat5e Converter
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2017, 02:12:10 PM »
Hi,

Soundcraft and DiGiCo use different pinouts for their Cat5 madi-connections. Look those up and you should be able to make an adapter cable.

Only difference between Madi BNC and Madi Cat5 is that BNC is 75 Ohm asymmetric and Cat5 is 110 Ohm balanced twisted pair.

DiGiCo Solutions little red/blue boxes convert between the two. A Neutrik AES/EBU passive impedance transfo in each direction should do as well.

With some DIY research you should be able to achieve your goals.

Good luck,

Best Rogy

Re: MADI Coax to MADI Cat5e Converter
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2017, 04:53:49 PM »
there is a handy device built by some austrian friends:

http://www.sonible.com/mlmio/

tested an works great :)