- February 22, 2012 at 6:08 pm #15299ofsc3Participant
I recently acquired an sc3 it has the digital ins/outs and for some reason
the optical in/out do not work is there anything basic that I can do
to make it work, I tested with different gear and still no input or out signal (24/48),
all the analog ins and outs work however.
I havent tested the AES EBU ports do they work independently than the optical ports?
Also I have no light on the VU, are the bulbs the same as the SC2 same replacement part Maplin PG77J?
Any hints will be appreciated I have some basic electronic skills if its something
simple, normally on every piece of gear when powered on inside the optical ports there
is a red light coming out of the port, the sc3 does not output any visible light I guess is
not normal correct? Thanks.
OFFebruary 25, 2012 at 4:05 pm #15899Ted FletcherKeymaster
It’s normal for there to be a red light on the output optical port.
The AES/EBU ports use the same circuitry as the optical ports so I would think that if there is a fault, it will apply to all.
As for the digital part not working… I don’t have any spares for those, or any circuit information on that particular digital sub-board. But things have moved on since then! I would suggest using an outboard digital system…… even the very inexpensive ones are as good as the ones we were using in 97/98 when the work on the SC3 was done. I have been using some digital converters sold by ‘Lindy’ recently and they are remarkably good.
I was checking out an SC3 last week and that’s a very nice compressor!
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