AES/EBU Audio over Fiber Extender

(Audio Engineering Society/European Broadcasting Union) A professional serial interface for transferring digital audio from CD and DVD players to amplifiers and TVs. AES/EBU is typically used to transmit PCM and Dolby Digital 5.1, but is not tied to any sampling rate or audio standard.

An AES/EBU Audio to Fiber converter is a device that allows digital audio signals to be transmitted over long distances using fiber optic cables. The AES/EBU standard is a professional digital audio interface commonly used in recording studios and other high-end audio applications. This standard uses a balanced signal, with two wires carrying the digital audio signal and a third wire used for a common ground.

The converter takes the digital audio signal from an AES/EBU source, typically a mixing console or digital audio workstation, and converts it into an optical signal that is then transmitted over a fiber optic cable. At the receiving end, another converter converts the optical signal back into an AES/EBU digital audio signal that can be fed into a digital audio device such as a digital audio interface or recorder.

The benefits of using a fiber optic cable for audio transmission include immunity to electromagnetic interference, noise, and distortion that can occur over long cable runs. Additionally, fiber optic cables can transmit digital audio signals over much longer distances than traditional copper cables, with less signal degradation and loss.

In summary, an AES/EBU Audio to Fiber converter provides a reliable and high-quality solution for transmitting digital audio signals over long distances using fiber optic cables, making it an ideal choice for professional audio applications.