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Hosa Technology CDL-313 - Bi-Directional Coaxial S/PDIF to XLR AES/EBU Data Link

B&H # HOCDL313 Mfr # CDL-313
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You Pay: $84.99

The CDL-313 from Hosa is an inexpensive solution to digital connectivity. The unit is a high quality, digital link, allowing simultaneous transfer of two channels of digital-audio in either or both directions between AES/EBU on XLR connectors and S/PDIF on RCA coaxial.

Some manufacturers' DAWs, sound cards or DAT recorders have only S/PDIF outputs and some offer only AES/EBU inputs, or vice versa. The CDL-313 offers a simple solution for making transfers without leaving the digital realm. Serial Copy Management System is disabled when transferring from S/PDIF to AES/EBU.

Transfers AES/EBU digital audio signals to S/PDIF digital audio and vice versa
Simultaneous conversion in both directions if needed
Tracks remain in the digital realm - no resampling required
Inexpensive connectivity solution
Digital Input Connectors 1 x XLR AES/EBU
1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF
Digital Output Connectors 1 x XLR AES/EBU
1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF
Word Clock No
Dimensions (WxDxH) 3 3/3 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/2"
Specialties Inexpensive digital connectivity solution
Hosa Technology CDL-313 - Bi-Directional Coaxial S/PDIF to XLR AES/EBU Data Link
  • External Power Supply
  • One (1) Year Warranty
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    Hosa TechnologyCDL-313 Data Link
     
    4.7

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (6)
    • Compact (5)
    • Easy to use (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional recording (5)
      • Home studio (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (3), Professional musician (3)

      Reviewed by 7 customers

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      5.0

      Well made and works well

      By mosc

      from Eastern Pennsylvania

      About Me Audiophile, Practical, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Audio
      • Low Power Consumption

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Production Quality

        Comments about Hosa Technology CDL-313 Data Link:

        This unit is built like a tank. While SPDIF and AES/EBU are virtually identical in protocol, they run at different levels. Most consumer gear uses SPDIF and the professional equipment usually uses AES. This box does the conversion effortlessly. Since it's bi-directional, it's almost like two units in one. This is a very handy thing to have in the studio kit.

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        5.0

        Excellent Product

        By Q3000

        from Colorado

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Hosa Technology CDL-313 Data Link:

          Right out of the box the CDL-313 is truly plug and play. I am using it to interface between a digi002r and outboard gear. The performance is excellent as advertised. A very worthwhile investment if you need SPDIF to connect with your AES gear.
          Customer service from B&H is fantastic.

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          5.0

          Works perfectly

          By Flight Crash Companion

          from New York, NY

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Hosa Technology CDL-313 Data Link:

            Currently using the CDL-313 to convert AES from my Lynx PCIe card to SPDIF on my RME Fireface. Works perfectly with no problems

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            4.0

            Works Great

            By RAR

            from Vancouver BC

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio

              Comments about Hosa Technology CDL-313 Data Link:

              I really needed a clean AES to S/PDIF converter to connect my Liquid Channel (AES output only) to My Digi003 Rack (SPDIF input only) so I could use the better A/D converters on the Focusrite Liquid Channel.

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              5.0

              Great!

              By Jon

              from Milan NY

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Hosa Technology CDL-313 Data Link:

                We use this every day! Thanks so much for being there for us as always B&H!!

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                4.0

                A Simple Solution

                By Farmerbrown2200

                from Montreal, Quebec

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Hosa Technology CDL-313 Data Link:

                  I purchased this box expecting a set-it-and-forget-it solution to an interface problem and that is exactly what I got. I am very happy with the product.

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                  5.0

                  A useful tool...

                  By binsys

                  from Los Angeles

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Hosa Technology CDL-313 Data Link:

                    There are always those times, particularly in professional audio after we switch everything over to the latest and greatest, when we wish we could still make use of that old gear that seems no longer compatible, and that seems to have no replacement! And then of course we don't want to go through a lot of audio converters after we already have exactly what we want in the digital domain...

                    So, welcome to the world of format converters! I found this little box to be extremely handy interfacing COAX/SPDIF outboard gear back to the DAW, either through sample rate converters or directly to an AES/EBU digital interface. In our particular case we use an RME ADI-192 DD to downsample digital output from Pro Tools HD for use by, let's say an old PCM-80 or a couple of Kurzweil Rumours.

                    This drives the cables in both directions with perfect synchronization, no digital clicks or pops, and everything stays squeaky-clean without the need to worry about the length of the cable runs, etc. It's a unit you can trust, but buying a few copies WILL run you some change...

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