Apogee Big Ben

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by Doublehelix, Apr 29, 2003.

  1. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know if the Apogee Big Ben has been released yet, and who is selling them? (Nothing on Mercenary yet)

    Opus???
     
  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

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    No, it's not shipping yet my friend.
    Probably another month at the latest!

    Patience my friend...patience!

    Opus :D
     
  3. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

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    I can be patient and mature about this...

    I want it now...now...Now...NOW!!!!! :s:

    Thanks for the info...
     
  4. gracejames

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    yeah, i need to wait too.
    Does one typically get a masterclock unit
    like 'Big Ben' and then get a converter box
    like a Mini-Me or Rosetta?

    thanks,
    --james
     
  5. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

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    Hey James...welcome to RO!!! (I am "James" too, btw!).

    A clock source and A/D conversion are 2 different beasts, but most A/D converters have a clock built into them.

    A stand-alone clock usually has better specs, and can sync lots of different devices to the *same* clock source, which is very advantageous when you have several digital devices connected together.

    Hope that makes sense!
     
  6. gracejames

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    James:

    Thanks for clearing that up for me.
    So I need to look at converters then.
    I wish the new Rosetta 800 had a 2 channel
    version. Have you or anyone tried the MiniME
    or older Rosetta? Have any suggestions for
    a 2 channel?

    thanks,
    --james
     
  7. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

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    If anything you should check out the PSX-100 from Apogee...two in two out! Has AES, SPDIF and Optical in and out. Can do Single Wire or Double Wire, can do Digital copying, bit splitting and much much more.

    The Rosetta 800 won't be out until July sometime.
    No specs on that yet but it's a very decent converter!

    Opus
     
  8. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

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    Where's the Big Ben??? Any news??? (did I mention that I was impatient!!!) :)
     
  9. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

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    Well, I couldn't wait any longer, and saw a GREAT deal on a Lucid Genx6-96 on Ebay. It was pretty much BRAND NEW, and I got such a good deal on it, I really had NO CHOICE!!! :)

    I know that Opus and others are going to tell me how much better the Big Ben is, and I am sure you are right, but I had to get something, and this deal came up, and I jumped on it...

    I do have a question on how to hook this thing up correctly however. Go to this post:

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    Thanks!
     
  10. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

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    Yup, you were silly to get that one right now...

    Shipping very very soon my friend!!!

    Tsk tsk tsk

    Opus :p
     
  11. Pez

    Pez Active Member

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    Throw me a bone here. What's the Big Ben?
     
  12. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

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    The Big Ben is a master clock box for word clock distribution.

    This puppy has it all..real time format conversion, VSO capabilities(with absolute or percentage values), LTC locking capabilities, 192Khz sampling rate, a virtually unmeasurable jitter level, a clock that is so amazing that any external clock fed into it is cleaned up and sent out as if it were created by the big ben itself.

    The box has two AES in and out, Optical in and out, SPDIF in and out, one word clock/video input and 6 word clock outputs.

    Word clock output 5&6 can be set to whatever you so desire, 256x clock, 1 x, Fsx2, fs/2 etc etc etc.

    This is the master clock box of choice!!

    Opus :D
     
  13. Pez

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    Thanks Opus. Sounds like a great box to retrack that old Chambers Bros tune "Time has come today".

    "my soul has been psyco-del-i-cised" :)
     
  14. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

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    The very first concert I ever saw was The Chamber's Brothers at the amphitheater at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA...Also had Quicksilver Messanger Service, and many others... ahh to be old... :)

    With regard to the clock...

    I understand that the Apogee clock is a better unit, I am not denying that, and along with the sample rate conversion and all the features, it probably blows away the Lucid...but I just couldn't wait any longer, and I got an almost brand new Lucid clock for just over $400 on Ebay (Genx6-96), it was hard to pass up the deal.

    I was desperate I tell ya!!! :)
     
  15. Kurt Foster

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    Dude, you are old :D Man, that was ,like, before dirt!
     
  16. Roly

    Roly Guest

    QMS "Edward The Mad Shirt Grinder" Nickey Hopkins
     
  17. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

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    Excuse me??? I beg to differ!!! I'm pretty sure there was dirt around back then!!!

    At least I *think* it was dirt!!! Sheesh! I *HOPE* it was dirt and not something else that resembles dirt!!!

    Haha!!! Oh well...we all gotta get old some day! :D
     
  18. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

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    "Getting old isn't so bad when you consider the alternative.." Samuel Clemens

    "Hope I die before I get old...."
    O.K. Pete. I'll kill you... :D

    A band I was in once was holding auditions for bass players.. This guy that was trying out told us, "My dream is to die on stage." :D My buddy Frank told him, "Hey! We've got a gig Saturday night! Come on down and we'll kill you! " hee-heee-heeeee!
     
  19. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

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    I remember being in a "top 40" band (Read = female vocalist & spandex) in the early 80's (I was 20-something), and this old fart of a keyboard player auditioned. He was pretty good, but was just tooooo old. I had to tell him he didn't get the gig because he was too old, and man, he was pissed. Well, he was in his late 30's/early 40's...that sounds young to me now!!! (I'll be 44 in 5 days)
     
  20. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

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    BIG BEN SHIPPING THIS WEEK!!!!!!!!!!


    Opus :D
     

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