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WEAKEST LINK IN THE CHAIN. ANALOG-to-DIGITAL HANDCUFFS?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by silicon_demon, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. silicon_demon

    silicon_demon Active Member

    really easy for someone who knows:

    i run a pc with an m-audio delta 66 soundcard. it's a delta 66 omni to be exact (they don't make them anymore...really stylish).

    it has a breakout box with mic pres, phantom, and decent A/D converters.

    i'm about to spend about a grand on a dedicated AD/DA converter.

    so my question is: if i run my signal chain from my mic, through the new A/D box, and into my delta's breakout box (which does happen to be the interface into the soundcard), am i wasting my money?

    in other words, will going from the new A/D box and into the already existing A/D converter in the delta diminish my signal? if so, how do i avoid this problem.

    i would think that the S/PDIF ins to my breakout box would bypass the delta's intrinsic converters.

    if you're not sure, just say so. i cherish honesty, and i will cherish you (like one of my grandmas bras). hehe

    thanx guys
     
  2. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    given the SPDF or AES and the audio clock is being handled correctly in both units
    assuming the NEW dedicated AD/DA converter is actually better
    and the external Mic-pre is of better quality then ...

    I would suggest that there will be an improvement .
     
  3. silicon_demon

    silicon_demon Active Member

    thanx, kev

    i appreciate the input
     

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