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Affordable choices of AD converter for ISA 2 and is it a bad idea to buy used?

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by pcrecord, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. pcrecord

    pcrecord Don't you want the best recording like I do ? Well-Known Member

    Hi to all !

    It has been suggested to me that a quality converter could be a better choice for my ISA 2 than plug it to my Liquid Saffire 56 input. So I'm looking for a better converter than those in the saffire. (at least a bit better cause the line input seem not to go directly to the converter but to some part of the preamp.)

    I'll still use the saffire as the main audio interface but I'd like to send an already ISA converted signal to the spdif input of the saffire. (if this all make sense)
    I've been checking out a used mytek stereo96 and wonder if I'd really get the difference. I have no idea if quality converters loose there precision after years of use..

    Any suggestions ?
     
  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    If you can get the Mytek for a good price, I think you would find it makes a big difference. A quality part like that should not have slipped in specification through age.
     
  3. pcrecord

    pcrecord Don't you want the best recording like I do ? Well-Known Member

    Well, I just saw the seller does not ship in Canada.:mad:. I'll have to wait or get an alternative..
     
  4. pcrecord

    pcrecord Don't you want the best recording like I do ? Well-Known Member

    any opinion on the [h=4]Lucid Symetrix AD9624 ?[/h]
     
  5. sdelsolray

    sdelsolray Active Member

    The Lucid AD9624 is an excellent AD converter, as is the Lucid DA9624 for a DA converter. High quality build with no nonsense performance. Make sure you get the power supply with it, as it is a special item. Also note that Lucid no longer services the AD9624.
     

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