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Newb question...can mic preamps be used as a/d converters?

Discussion in 'Converters & Interfaces' started by guitarzan, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. guitarzan

    guitarzan Guest

    Hi. Just wondering, I saw this in another thread:


    This guy said this:

    "I doubt you'll ever get a better A/D converter than what's in the API. It's about as good as they get.

    Just a thought.


    Does that mean I don't need d/a converters when running mics through, say, an API 3124?
  2. Boswell

    Boswell Distinguished Moderator Resource Member

    Apr 19, 2006
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    No, there are straight pre-amps and there are pre-amps with A-D converters on their back end. The API 3124 is in the first category, the API A2D (the subject of the comment in the other thread) is in the second category.

    It was probably a typing error, but make sure you distinguish between A-D conversion and D-A conversion.

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