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Pro Tools hardware - Avid HD I/O 16x16 Analogue or Avid HD I/O 16x16 Digital???

Discussion in 'Pro Tools' started by tildred99, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. tildred99

    tildred99 Active Member

    Hi there guys,

    I'm interesting in purchasing either the Avid HD I/O 16x16 Analogue or Avid HD I/O 16x16 Digital. From researching both I can fully understand what you use the digital version for but not the analog. My understanding of the digital version, is like most converters it converts a to d so you can edit everything digitally on a computer, as opposed to recording and editing using tape and analog outboard hardware. But I can't work out what the use for the analog version is, can anyone explain it to me? I imagine I'ts really obvious. I cant understand what its doing, assuming it takes an analog signal the same way the digital version does, but then also outputs the signals in analog too? So what is its use?

    Analogue -
    Avid HDX1 16x16 Analog System - ESV :: Eastwood Sound and Vision
    Digital - Avid HDX1 16x16 Digital System - ESV :: Eastwood Sound and Vision

    Thanks for your time,


  2. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    The Digital I/O is STRICTLY DIGITAL. There is no analog in that box whatsoever. This box is intended for you if you have a patchbay that you will be using with other A/D converters or if you have a digital console.

    The Analogue I/O is for A/D conversion. Both of these boxes use DB25 connectors. There are no XLR inputs so if you want XLR you will either need a DB25 to XLR snake or break out box or you will need a console or preamps with DB25 connectors.
  3. tildred99

    tildred99 Active Member

    Thanks very much for your reply.

    I understand now, I gave it another read after reading you reply and I realized I didn't read the bottom of the specifications properly on the analog one. Thanks very much for your time its really appreciated!


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