Recently on the road with an Audio Engineer, I've heared that (Coaxial) S/PDIF and AES/EBU are quite similar and could be passively adapted, and said that these two signals are the same on the logic level and just the electrical specifications are different. There are cables (e.g. http://www.funk-tonstudiotechnik.de/CASA-T-Adapterkabel.pdf, https://www.thomann.de/de/pro_snake_aes_ebu_spdif_cable_3.htm or ) that adapt RCA S/PDIF to XLR for AES/EBU however that manual states, that the receiving device needs to support S/PDIF.
Can someone give me a hint towards if this would actually work?
My Setup is:
- Audio Interface with S/PDIF or ADAT Out (Motu 828es)
- HDMI + AES/EBU to SDI with AES in (Blackmagic)