Anybody know about spdif to aes conversion? I need to hook up a spdif output to an AES input. The guy at the audio place I go to just suggested an xlr to rca jack. I'm assuming that it has to be more complicated than that. For the record, all equipment is clocked by bnc cable so the wordclock is going through a separate line. I'm aware of the conversion boxes made by rme and m-audio etc but the guy in the audio shop put a bug in my ear (the "I'm cheap and don't want to waste money on something completely purposeless" bug). Anyone know if there is any degradation to look out for in converting a digital signal?