Use AR2412 outputs as extra inputs?

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    Andre S

    Hi guys and girls,

    on an analog multicore I can easily convert outputs to inputs using XLR adaptors on both sides of the snake. Wouldn´t it be great to be able to do the same on the AR2412? Most of the time I have 4 outs for Monitor and 2 for the LR. That would leave me 6 additional inputs, it they where assignable as inputs…easy in the analog world – hard to programm in digital? Maybe the SLink protocol doesn´t allow such things…

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    Buy an ab168 and you have inputs enough.

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    Andre S

    Yeah, I could also buy a GX 4824, use the giga ACE card and have multiple DX168…plenty of options. The issue is money. And I am married. 🙂
    An XLR Adaptor costs me €7,90.

    You don´t think that it would be great, if we all had the option to convert inputs to outputs and vice verse? A bit like the AUX/GROUP options: 24/12 could be changed to 26/10 or 30/6…

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    „Behind“ the XLR input sockets there are AD converter and behind the Output sockets there ad DA converter in the Stagebox. You can‘t change a DA converter to a AD converter. Thats impossible. So forget the idea.

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    Alex A&H

    Hi Andre,

    This is not possible on any of our I/O expanders.

    The reason being is that the input preamp, output circuit and the AD/DA is actually in the stage box, so you aren’t using the hardware in the console like you would be in an analogue system.

    For this to be possible in the digital world, you would need a circuit for every possible input and output, along with the converters, so this would actually double to cost of an expander as there is double the hardware.

    I hope this makes sense!


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    Andre S

    Oh, right. The convters…I didn´t think about them. Ok, I´ll burry my hopes in grief!

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