Need help with DA converters

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ace20019

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I was wondering if someone could point me in the direction of a good/great DA converter which will be significantly better than the one I have in my O1v. It's something about it that doesn't excite me too well. As far as price goes, I'm willing to spend no more than $1500 unless it won't become extinct anytime soon(1-2 yrs). Any help will be greatly appreciated....thanks in advance
 

Scott Gould

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FWIW I picked up a Lucid 9624DA, and it's a definite improvement over the DA in my d8b. Having said that, a high quality wordclock can improve conversion as well. Not being familiar with the 01v I can't really say how much improvement you'll see, but I'm sure someone here can.

Scott
 
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ace20019

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I have it clocked to a Rosetta and there is definitely an improvement in the overall sound but I think that maybe a dedicated da converter might help me improve my overall mixing. Anyone else know of anything better?
 
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If you can deal with the unbalanced output, the Entech 245.2 is the best I know of. It costs around $500 and you can't do any better for under $3k. HTH
 

Sir Bob

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Jan 30, 2002
Originally posted by Samson Dixon:
I have it clocked to a Rosetta and there is definitely an improvement in the overall sound but I think that maybe a dedicated da converter might help me improve my overall mixing. Anyone else know of anything better?
Isn't the Rosetta also a dedicated d/a converter?
 
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http://monstercable.com
They're the parent company but there's nothing about the 245.2 on their Entech page. I checked they're etailer list and found these guys selling it for $400 with a pretty good write up on it:


HTH
 
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try2break

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Could this be the RNC equivalent in the DA category? Is it better than the Lucid?
 
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Yeah, I'd give it the RNC award in the converter category. When Bob Katz replaced his custom D/A with this $400 unit, a lot of folks wanted to try them out, but they were tough to locate. I was surprised to find they'd made it into circulation again, they may be discontinued by the looks of the Entech site.
I haven't heard the Lucid. It's got AES in and balanced outs I think, which makes it a better fit for a lot of studios monitoring set-ups. I switched to an unbalanced monitor chain years ago, so that's a non-factor for me. HTH
 
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