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Cheapest 2x ADAT i/o soundcard

Discussion in 'Recording' started by cfaalm, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. cfaalm

    cfaalm Active Member

    A friend of mine owns a Behringer 3216 with 2x ADAT i/o. What would be the cheapest soundcard to connect it with a PC?

    I was thinking of the RME DIGI 9636, which looks unbeatable in this case. Any other suggestions?
  2. Randyman...

    Randyman... Well-Known Member

    The RME stuff is very good for interfacing ADAT Lightpipe to a PC. Highly recommended by yours truly...

    There might be something cheaper, but the RME 96/36 Lite is like $250 Used on eBay...

    I won't comment on the Mixer

  3. cfaalm

    cfaalm Active Member

    Yeah I know about the Behringer :roll:
  4. Randyman...

    Randyman... Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't buy a card that is no longer supported - and it appears that that card only does MME with XP!!!

    RME is the way to go IMO...

  5. paco4207

    paco4207 Guest

    Yes but he wanted the cheapest card, Ths one is less than half the price of the rme. :lol:
  6. cfaalm

    cfaalm Active Member

    Paco, that would have been a nice card, but that's not what I meant.

    Maybe I should have clarified. I live in Europe, Netherlands to be specific. Buying something on eBay from the US is really a long shot for us here. It will cost us probably an extra $ 50 to Fedex or UPS the stuff over. For that money I might be able to have a used RME over here.

    Basically I'm asking if there is a card around the same price that is as good as or better than the RME DIGI 9636. It seems there are none.
  7. riffster

    riffster Guest

    I'm not sure what the RME costs but the Frontier Designs Dakota costs around 400.00 dollars. I have the Wavcenter which is the 8 channel adat version and it works pretty good for me.
  8. paco4207

    paco4207 Guest

    I am sorry, I did not see your location.
    I agree the RME is a better card, but the sonorous is the cheapest card I know of. I have no experience with the dakoda cards, but they look like they would be a good choice.
  9. Randyman...

    Randyman... Well-Known Member

    I was under the impression that the Sonorus only supported MME for XP? (That was the impression their website gave me)? I much prefer ASIO Drivers - as does anyone who wants low latency (below 100ms or so). Either way - I would not buy an un-supported card no matter how good of a deal it was... Chances of getting ASIO drivers for XP are pretty much out of the question for unsupported cards...

    The RME 96/36 Lite can be had easily for ~$250-$275 used, and they are fully ASIO supported (and still being supported bt RME)! I love all of my RME gear...

  10. Jedi

    Jedi Active Member


    you could find a creamware 3 dsp card + an adat expansion (16in /16out adat ) for cheap, used

    also great card for routing and monitoring


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