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Apogee Rosetta vs. Lynx 2

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by cocheese, Jun 14, 2005.

  1. cocheese

    cocheese Guest

    I am starting to build a home studio and am not sure which converter to go with. I know that the Rosetta is much more expensive than the Lynx, but am i really getting that much of a jump in sound quality?

    I'm going to be recording primarily guitars in a small home studio, almost only two channels at a time.

    Thanks. :D
     
  2. impro

    impro Guest

    Check the RME ADI-2.$545
    It is a stereo ADDA converter with an amazing quality.AS good as the roseta.Just A little,little less lowend.You can not hear it only mesure it.
    http://www.rme-audio.com
     
  3. MistaG

    MistaG Guest

    Fletcher did a shootout of Apogee vs Lynx over at Gearslutz I believe. His summary, different but neither one was better. The Lynx won out on the midrange to upper end, the Rosetta were not as clear in this zone but they had a tighter low end.

    Pardon my memory but that is what I took from his message.
     
  4. impro

    impro Guest

    I am just sugesting a better alternative option.The diferance between the RMEs and the apogees and lynx is not huge.Like I set a litle low end digerancve.WhIch for guitar is not a big deal.
     
  5. cocheese

    cocheese Guest

    Hey, thanks guys! That was quick! I post a question one minute and then, Voila! Answers. Again, thanks for the help. i truly appreciate it. I'll be making music in no time. :D
     
  6. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

    Hey Impro,
    Any idear how that RME ADA compares to their Multiface? I've been looking at getting something like that or an older Apogee to use with my Multiface.
     
  7. impro

    impro Guest

    Well the adi-2 has better SNR and less dist then the MULTIFACE and it is 192kHz if you care about that.
    I too have the multiface.
    Wait 2 months for the MULTIFACE II.

    I think they have a secret at RME.I asked numbers of times for info at RME forum....BUT.no answer..

    CHECK IT OUT.....

    The new MULTIFACE II will use AK4620A converter.
    LOOK WHAT I FOUND ON AKM's SITE.

    "The AK4620A supports the playback feature for direct stream digital (DSD) data, allowing switching on the DAC side between PCM and DSD data. The DAC side boasts further improvements in AKM’s advanced multi-bit architecture and achieves a virtually flat noise floor up to 80 kHz for PCM data."

    COOL HUH????????????

    So my guess is......The new MULTIFACE II WILL WORK WITH DSD.
    WOW.
    You never know...But I think if RME uses that chip,they will want to explode on the market with the first DSD computer interface unit.

    Check the SYNTHAX.com for more info on the MULTIFACE II
     
  8. Nika

    Nika Guest

    Not a chance. What software will they use with it? How will anyone work with it?

    Nika
     
  9. impro

    impro Guest

    What makes you be so sure??????
    http://www.merging.com/

    http://www.merging.com/2002/images/dsdresponseneon.gif
     
  10. Nika

    Nika Guest

    This doesn't seem RME's market. Have you looked into the limitations of what can be done in that software running DSD?

    I don't have time to go into this here and now, but you might check out this thread for writings of mine in the past on this misleading, concocted graphic. My initial reply is 1/3 the way down the page. Also note the last three posts in the thread.

    (dead link removed)

    Cheers!
    Nika
     
  11. impro

    impro Guest

    "The AK4620A supports the playback feature for direct stream digital (DSD) data, allowing switching on the DAC side between PCM and DSD data. The DAC side boasts further improvements in AKM’s advanced multi-bit architecture and achieves a virtually flat noise floor up to 80 kHz for PCM data."


    I am sorry about the url...It is not the write site.forgot the Soft player site and have recording session in 5 mins.
    Read the post.

    "The AK4620A supports the playback feature for direct stream digital
     

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