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2 Channel AD/DA converter 24/96

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by Traumakind, Feb 8, 2002.

  1. Traumakind

    Traumakind Guest

    Hi!

    I am thinking of upgrading the front end and am considering new converters. So far I have had creamware Audiobahn A8 (sold it) and the tascam US-428 internal ones which were by frontier. I don`t like them anymore.
    Now, what piece of gear would help me give that sparkle?
    Is the mindprint DI-Box any good? Is getting something definetly than the gear I now have better for up to 500$ possible?

    Cheers,
    Stefan
     
  2. I'll pitch the Lucid AD9624, probably the best price/performance deal around, but please do a search in previous threads. This has been debated over and over already... :w:
     
  3. I've been told that the Prism and Cranesong HEDD 192 are great converters. I'll let you know after I get this HEDD 192 hooked up. I may be doing a converter shootout with Lucid, Cranesong HEDD 192, RME, Apogee, PTHD 96 and 192 this month or first of March. I'll post the results when it happens.
    Allen :) :w:
     
  4. Don't you think that Prism's might be a little outside of his budget? I mean the guy is talking about a Mindprint unit in terms of "upgrade". Let's suggest something that he might actually be able to afford... ;) :w:
     
  5. Traumakind

    Traumakind Guest

    Thanks guys!

    I`ll be checking out the lucid at my local store. The other converters...well, sometime when I can afford a studio outside of my bedroom :)

    Cheers,
    stefan
     
  6. CyanJaguar

    CyanJaguar Member

    this is what the lucid ad9624 sounds like with a less than optimal signal chain

    http://www.artistlaunch.com/jaguarslogic
     
  7. "I've been told that the Prism and Cranesong HEDD 192 are great converters. I'll let you know after I get this HEDD 192 hooked up. I may be doing a converter shootout with Lucid, Cranesong HEDD 192, RME, Apogee, PTHD 96 and 192 this month or first of March. I'll post the results when it happens."
    Allen

    I sure can't wait to hear what you find. I never thought I'd be considering TP, but if the converters really are the cream at that price I may need too...

    For the original poster: You'll find RME to be by far the most affordable of these, and they sound great, tons of definition and spatial image etc. Especially at 96khz. I'm using them. More than $500, but not nearly as steep as the other worthies. I need a few more channels and have a bigger budget so I'm shopping the spendier stuff... but no Prisms I'm afraid!
    Ted
     
  8. ghoost

    ghoost Guest

    Hey Ted ....

    Benchmark ......

    Include this in your AD party ... I guarentee you it will be right in there with Prism and
    Cranesong :cool:

    Kyle Ober
     
  9. I will do that! Thanks!
    As far as Cranesong I'd be going for the Spider, if the pres are what I'm after. Twice as much as the HEDD 192, four times the channels, 8 pres and some summing.
    Ted
     
  10. CarmenC

    CarmenC Guest

    This could be just what you need...
    http://namm.harmony-central.com/WNAMM02/Content/Behringer/PR/SRC2496.html

    Good Luck,
    C
     
  11. Scott Gould

    Scott Gould Active Member

    Ted,
    The Spider is all that & a bag of chips. It actually has 5 times the A/D channels (there's A/D with a pre-converter insert on the mix bus) and the pre-amps are at every bit as good as the Flamingo (if not better) - though I do sometimes miss the "Iron" switch. If only David had put in a M/S decoder... :D

    Scott
     

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