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Dutch & Dutch 8c speakers perform best when they are placed relatively close to the rear wall. 10 to 50 cm will give you the best performance. You can use the app to select the distance to the rear wall, in order to give you the best experience possible.

Absolutely! The app gives you the opportunity to optimize the speakers according to your specific situation. You can for example filter out standing waves.

You only use the AES terminator when you are using an AES source. The AES plug is placed at the end of the signal chain. Your first speaker gets a signal from the AES source, the next speaker is connected via the ‘thru’ port on the first speaker. Plug the AES terminator into the second speaker, in the ‘thru’ port. The AES protocol requires a terminator at the end of the line, without a terminator chances are that AES won’t work.

AES3 is a standard for the exchange of digital audio signals between professional audio devices. To connect an AES3 source to the 8c’s, use a balanced 3-conductor cable of 110-ohm twisted pairs cabling with XLR connectors. There should be one cable between the source and the shared analog and digital input of the first 8c. There should be a second cable between the first 8c’s THRU output and the second 8c’s shared input. Use an AES3-terminator (supplied with every pair of 8c’s) on the THRU output of the last 8c in the chain.

In the Dutch & Dutch app, go to settings for each individual 8c in the system. Set the placement of each 8c correctly, i.e. left for left and right for the 8c on the right.

Set the 8c’s input to AES using the button on the back of the 8c.

The 8c can be connected to either digital (AES3) or (balanced) analog sources. It has a male XLR input that can be used to present these signals to the 8c. Make sure the correct preset is selected. The 8c has a -10 dBV analog input, a +4 dBu analog input and an AES3 digital input. Consumer grade equipment with a relatively low output voltage usually works best with the -10 dBV setting. Professional equipment with a higher output voltage usually work best with the +4 dBu setting. AES3 digital input is for use with digital sources with a balanced output, AES3 or AES/EBU.

Unbalanced sources can be used with the 8c, but proper functioning with regard to hum and noise is not guaranteed. Dutch & Dutch recommends that balanced sources be used in order to obtain optimal gain and sound quality. If the unbalanced equipment is properly designed and grounded, an adapter cable can be used. Within that cable pins 1 and 3 should be connected together.

The 8c supports PCM up to 96 khz / 24 bits on its digital AES3 input. The streaming input supports up to 192 khz / 24 bits.

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Make sure your speakers and controlling device are connected to your home network. You can connect your speakers via the ethernet port in the back.