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Need help with DA converters

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21 years 3 months
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


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Scott Gould Tue, 04/23/2002 - 09:07
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.


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Sir Bob Tue, 04/23/2002 - 18:50
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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archived member Sat, 04/27/2002 - 07:20
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