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Apogee Rosetta 200(D/A) vs Benchmark DAC-1

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by phanatik, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. phanatik

    phanatik Guest

    Ok, folks. Another dilemma.

    We have a DAC-1, back end of the audio spectrum(out from DAW). Want 2 kno what is the difference or which is better sonically between these 2:

    Apogee Rosetta 200 vs Benchmark DAC-1

    We are thinkin of getting the other end but reluctant on movin out the DAC-1, though there isnt a ADC to come 'til who knows when. So my thinking of alternative would b 2 get the Apogee 200.

    Want 2 kno if any1 heard/compared these 2 machines?
  2. maintiger

    maintiger Distinguished Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Whittier, California, USA
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    isn't the apogee ADA? If so, you could just sell the DA and keep it-
  3. maintiger

    maintiger Distinguished Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Whittier, California, USA
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    oh, and by the way, I haven't heard the benchmark but i do have a rosetta and it is great.
  4. the bench

    the bench Guest

    Just to let everyone know, the ADC1 will be shipping in the middle of July, so if you can wait another month you can finally have one. All the engineering bugs have been worked out and it is performing even better than the DAC1, with 122dB SNR and 0.003% THD!

    If you are interested in more details don't hesitate to call!


    Jamie Tagg
    Recording Sales Specialist
    Benchmark Media Systems, Inc.
  5. phanatik

    phanatik Guest


    Im having an issue here with getting an A/D into our setup.

    We already,now, have Benchmarks DAC-1. We use Mackie HR-824 and Yamaha NS-10m's powered by a hafler P1500 studio amp for monitoring. We have a Pro Tools LE setup. PT 7, on MAC OS X 10.4.4

    the thing is whether 2 get the Benchmark ADC-1 or Apogee Rosetta 200?

    Hearing sooo much about the 200.

    But the DAC-1 is also so highly praised so... keep and buy ADC-1, or sell and get 200?

    We do hip-hop music - some r&b.

    Any experiences, suggestions and or recommendations would b much appreciated.

  6. atlasproaudio

    atlasproaudio Active Member

    Feb 17, 2001
    Tampa Bay, FL
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    Look at the Lavry DA10 D/A, you won't regret it.
  7. dpd

    dpd Active Member

    Sep 29, 2004
    ^^^ $975??? wow!
  8. phanatik

    phanatik Guest

    I already have a D/A....

    im interested in A/D alone or Apogee Rosetta 200.

    Has any1 used or heard benchmarks ADC-1?
  9. covenant66

    covenant66 Guest

    I have the Rosetta, and it is awesome. I've been recording for a long time and it's everything i've always been missing.
  10. phanatik

    phanatik Guest


    which Rosetta do u have and wht kind of music do u do?

    Can any1 tell if I should sell the DAC-1 and buy rosetta 200?
  11. heathen22

    heathen22 Guest

    I own a Rosetta 200 as well and it's absolutely great,I bought the firewire card the other day for it and the dynamic range is huge.Just buy it.You won't regret it.

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