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Rme Fireface OR Hdsp 9652+Adi 8 Ds ???

Discussion in 'Converters & Interfaces' started by unguitar, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. unguitar

    unguitar Active Member

    Apr 9, 2004
    Hi, beside the preamp presence on the Fireface, talking just about conversion and general use, what would you suggest between these two combinations ( on a pc) ?

    1)Hdsp 9652 + Adi 8 ds
    2)Fireface 800


  2. johnthemiracle

    johnthemiracle Active Member

    Jul 26, 2004
    vienna, austria
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    i can't say anything about the hdsp, but i own a fireface for some time now and i can say very good things about it. it's a stable solution, you just install the drivers and off you go. you can route any channel to any output ( although i assume this would also be possible with the hdsp) in a very easy way. the instrument input is also a nice addition, i recorded an electric bass through it and it sounded great. you even have a speaker simulation on this input (you can switch it on and off via software, and there's a limiter). the preamps are nice, only thing that i noticed when recording quiet signals (quiet speech) with an sm57 was that there was a tiny bit too much noise for my taste. but that's just at the level of recognition and with my tlm103 there is absolutely no such problem, sounds great. i can absolutely recommend the fireface, it never let me down so far...
  3. miks

    miks Guest

    yep i have a fireface also and its very stable. Converted from digi 002r and havent looked back since. Goes very well with cubase sx3. I love the thing.

    I spose its similar to the hdsp. Try going to the rme forum/newsgroup and ask the same question as they would probably know heaps more about the hdsp and fireface than me.

    Rme make great gear man, you wont be disapointed.

  4. unguitar

    unguitar Active Member

    Apr 9, 2004
    I know Rme is excellent, I am using the hdsp 9652 since 2 years.
    I was just wondering about a direct comparison between:
    a) the converters of the ADI 8 ds > Fireface
    b) Pci > firewire

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