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a quick Spider question...

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by Rader Ranch, Aug 30, 2001.

  1. Rader Ranch

    Rader Ranch Member

    it's a bit unclear from the Cranesong website, so i'm curious if the currently shipping unit has:

    a) 96k capability for all dig. outputs...and

    b) the headphone jack?

    ....and if not... as a guestimate, could one expect them before, say, xmas?

    considering the combined costs of what 8 ch.'s of really high end mic pres + 8 ch.'s of really high end A/D can be (that already does 96..though i suspect that'll change really soon), more and more this unit seems like a pretty good deal.

    thanx...
     
  2. Todd Farone

    Todd Farone Guest

    " A four input version that is upgradable may also be available" ...from Cranesong site..
    WOW! This would be very cool! I can't wait to hear how people are making out with the Spider...very dramatic!
     
  3. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Originally posted by Rader Ranch:
    it's a bit unclear from the Cranesong website, so i'm curious if the currently shipping unit has:

    a) 96k capability for all dig. outputs...


    Yep.

    b) the headphone jack?

    Huh? 96k capability from a headphone jack?

    ....and if not... as a guestimate, could one expect them before, say, xmas?

    If one had the money, and got into line around now, yeah, you could probably expect one before November (the line is kinda long).

    considering the combined costs of what 8 ch.'s of really high end mic pres + 8 ch.'s of really high end A/D can be (that already does 96..though i suspect that'll change really soon), more and more this unit seems like a pretty good deal.

    Especially when you add in the "two bus" so it's actually 10 channels of seriously high end A/D.
     
  4. MMazurek

    MMazurek Guest

    I believe the headphone jack was an afterthought and included but not shown on the web page. It's obviously not 96khz (two different questions I think).

    I also think the two-bus gets assigned to channels 7&8. I don't think it's two 'extra' channels of conversion. (unless it has it's own AES outs in addition)

    I've been following this quite closely, as you might have guessed. :D
     
  5. brad

    brad Guest

    ....
     
  6. Rader Ranch

    Rader Ranch Member

    Originally posted by Fletcher:
    Huh? 96k capability from a headphone jack?.

    ...you mean they don't pass that signal down 1/4" trs? what a rip...oh well, my digital ready headphones only go to 30k anyways...

    HEY!...i just noticed...what happened to the funky smilies???
     
  7. etnier

    etnier Guest

    HEY!...i just noticed...what happened to the funky smilies???

    I abused them so much the sysops had to delete the option.

    And now... for your Graemlins of Zen:


    :eek: :eek: :eek: :mad:
     
  8. vanimal

    vanimal Member

    We gots yer spider right here.
     
  9. atlasproaudio

    atlasproaudio Active Member

    Originally posted by EveAnna Manley:
    We gots yer spider right here.

    Good one Eve Anna :eek: ...
     
  10. vanimal

    vanimal Member

    I let him go today, just so you don't worry. You're not supposed to keep male spiders...
     
  11. DanKennedy

    DanKennedy Guest

    I thought the females ate them!

    Lookin' for you in NY,

    Dan Kennedy
    Great River Electronics Inc.
     
  12. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Originally posted by Dan Kennedy:
    I thought the females ate them!

    You usually have to buy them a few drinks first...
     
  13. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Originally posted by Brad Blackwood:
    it has 10 converters - 8 mono outputs and a separate stereo output (the stereo output can even be a different sample rate!).

    And probably around AES time, the "2-bus" outputs should also be able to carry 'adat compatable lightpipe' signals, for use with something like a 'Digi design adat bridge', like it could make Pro-sTools sound like music :eek:
     
  14. jeronimo

    jeronimo Guest

    How much one of those Spiders cost?! Ohh, not the live one... :)
     
  15. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    They're running $6,000 USD at the moment. There is a waiting list, so I hope you're not in a hurry.
     
  16. jeronimo

    jeronimo Guest

    I wish I had $6000 to be in a hurry!!! :)
     
  17. manuel.al

    manuel.al Guest

    Few little spider questions...
    What are we missing from the flamingo?(the iron sound...)
    what are we missing from the hedd(192k :D
    It seems they wants an spider too...
     
  18. Rader Ranch

    Rader Ranch Member

    my main dilemma is this...sure it's overkill to have 8 ch.'s of top end pres and A/D when all i'll be using the xtra 6 ch.'s for, almost always, is drums. but when one adds up the cost of a great 2ch pre (say Flamingo) with a great 2ch A/D (say Hedd), your basically at the cost of the friggin Spider anyways, and depending on your choices (i.e good used deals) you may not have 96k capability...which may not mean much of course. the main thing that's still missing is D/A...certainly a consideration...but maybe add in $750 for the 2ch Lucid and there you go. i mean if the thing sounds ridiculous thru MOTU D/A, then keeeriest...

    and then there's the fact that i could sell some of the stuff i have now also, 'cause sure as $*^t i wouldn't use it anymore.

    i'm figuring another response or 2 and i'll talk myself into it :roll:
     
  19. retreading

    retreading Guest

    I'm nearly convinced. Eight channels of top flight preamps going into limiter-protected A/D converters in a 4RU format...tough to beat as part of a mobile rig. I believe one is in my future. But I'm still trying to figure out the best way to get lots of 96/24 channels into a host-based DAW for tracking.

    -Dennis
     
  20. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Originally posted by manuel alcaraz:
    What are we missing from the flamingo?(the iron sound...)

    Yep, that's about it.


    what are we missing from the hedd(192k :D
    It seems they wants an spider too...


    Ya know, I've always wanted to watch them treat 'Wonder Woman' like a farm animal...
     

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