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Word Clock Generators

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Doublehelix, Mar 25, 2003.

  1. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

    I am looking at a couple of Word Clock generators, namely the Lucid, Drawmer and Apogee offerings. I am looking in the US$1,000 price range.

    For the Apogee unit, I see the spec to be +/- 10% at 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96K... That seems high to me. Was this a typo, or is that considered good?


    The new Drawmer M-Clock looks pretty sweet for the price...(~US$1,000).


    Then the bargain price-wise is the Lucid Genx6-96 ($600 for the 96K version and $350 for the 44.1/48K version):




    Of course everyone talks about the Aardsync II, but that is twice the price new, but I have seen them for closer to $1000 on Ebay.

    Any opinons on these 3 (or 4) clocks? I am syncing a digital mixer, 2 mic pres with A/D converters, and a digital i/o card to the computer (RME).
  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Well James,
    Since I'm an Apogee employee you know my answer..

    First of all I will look into this +/- 10% listing you were talking about..
    I'll get back to you on that one..

    Second, the Big Ben is going to be the most amazing clock box out there....ALF..Adaptive Loop Filtering...amazing stuff I tell you!

    Third...virtually Jitter FREE!! This is no joke! This clock will make any system run super tight on the clock side..plus any clock you feed into it will be tightened up even more so than it could ever be!

    Two word clock output of the six total can be changed to output any form you so desire!

    AES/SPDIF and Optical input and output ports for real time format conversion!!

    If you're looking for a killer clock box, look no further! Be patient man...when this thing ships...it's going to be a hot, hot, hot item!

    Opus :D
  3. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

    Hey Gary, any news on the +/- 10% spec???
  4. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    DOH!! So sorry about that! I will look into it for you!

    I'll email myself at work so I'll remember!!

    So sorry!


  5. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    ok James

    the +/- 10% basically means that the Big Ben can send or receive any sampling rate that is within that deviant.

    In other words it is tolerant of loose smapling rate devices and will correct them as need be or follow them as well!

    Pretty cool eh?! So if you have a shitty device that drifts a bit...is no problem!!

    That help?!

    Opus :D
  6. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member


    So now the question becomes:

    "I wonder if I know anyone that works at Apogee that can give me major discount on this thing?


    Hehe...Thanks for the info Gary, I am really stuggling with this whole issue.

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