my name is Michael and I'm from Germany, so please excuse my bad english.
I have read the manual, read alot in this and other (mostly) german forums about the X32,
but I have a few questions for you.
I want to use the X32 in a fixed installation. 32 channels are ok. I dont want to use the local
inputs, cause I want to use the X32 at diffrent places connecting only the 2 AES-50 ports.
Using 3 or 4 S16 will make the installation easier but I have a problem with 8block input selection.
At one place I need only 6 inputs, on an other for e.g. I need 12.
The manual will not reely help me (not yet available in german)
First there is an easy question.
1. Can I connect directly a symmetric line signal to a S16 input?
2. If I understand the manual right I can patch 8 Inputs from one S16 to the 8 outputs of an other S16,
is this corrcect?
So my idea to be more flexible is.
I have the "stage" there is S16-A here I need 6 inputs
I have a technical room there is S16-B here I need 12 inputs
And I have a rack there are S16-C and S16-D here I (only) need 12 inputs
I connect the X32 to the two S16 in the rack with the seperate ports , daisy-chainig the the other S16
X32-AES50-A <-> S16-C <-> S16-A
X32-AES50-B <-> S16-D <-> S16-B
I think this is no problem and should work.
Now i have to route the inputs.
Input 1-8 to S16-D Output 1-8 (need 6)
Input 1-8 to X32 channel 1-8 (need all)
Input 9 -16 to S16-C Output 1-8 (need 6)
Input 1-8 to X32 channel 9-16 (need all)
Input 9 -16 to X32 channel 17-24 (need 4) 4 free
Input 1-8 to X32 channel 25-32 8 free
Now I take short xlr-patch-cables and connect the Outputs of S16-C and D
as I need to the free inputs of C and D.
S16-D output 1-6 xlr-patched to S-16-D input 1-6
S16-C output 1-2 xlr-patched to S-16-D input 7-8
S16-C output 3-6 xlr-patched to S-16-C input 5-8
Can I do it in this way? I hope you uderstand what I mean.