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Principles of Digital Audio, Sixth Edition, 6th Edition by Ken C. Pohlmann

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CHAPTER 13Audio Interconnection

Analog signals can be conveyed from one device to another with relative ease, but the transfer of audio signals in the digital domain is a good deal more complex. Sampling frequency, word length, control and synchronization words, and coding must all be precisely defined to permit successful interfacing. Above all, the data format itself takes precedence over the physical medium or interconnection it happens to currently occupy. Numerous data formats have been devised to connect digital audio devices, both between equipment of the same manufacturer, and between equipment of different manufacturers. Using appropriate interconnection protocols, data can be conveyed in real time over long and short distances, using ...

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