So, I got a couple of 5' Mogami W3080 + Neutrik connector cables for total ~$65 shipped to take the AES/EBU interface for a spin.
Setup: Transporter --> AES/EBU --> Behringer DEQ2496 (bypass mode) --> AES/EBU --> Transporter --> shielded 6' RCA (Tributaries brand) --> E-MU 0404USB --> AMD X4 laptop (Win8)
For the TosLink condition, I'm using 2x3' generic plastic TosLink cables instead of the AES/EBU.
Firstly, I wanted to make sure the analogue output remains good/unchanged:
Let us turn our attention to those pesky jitters. As usual, using the Dunn J-Test:
Transporter direct (16/44):
Transporter-DEQ2496 TosLink loopback (16/44):
Transporter-DEQ2496 TosLink loopback (24/48):