Apogee Question for Opus

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by phalic, Mar 31, 2003.

  1. phalic

    phalic Guest

    Hi Opus,
    I just purchased an ad16,and im a liitle curious about the analog trim adjustments on the back.Would you happen to know at what level they come set from the factory?Also if i where to calibrate them diffrently would you suggest just sending a tone from my mixer?
  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    Well, first off...good choice on the AD-16!

    From the factory the AD-16 is calibrated to

    Equating this to the analog mixer would be 0dBu.

    If you want to calibrate the AD-16 yes, you should always calibrate with a tone from an analog source such as a mixer or tone generator.
    Making sure of course that the output of the board is indeed set to 0dBu on the main output.

    Send this tone into the AD-16 and from the program or recorder that you use slowly turn the gain pots per channel clock wise as to increase the gain. Watch the meters on the digital device you are going to and calibrate it to -14dBFS.

    This is a good level to go to as it gives you a little extra punch so to speak.

    If you want to call us at Apogee and I will be more than happy to walk you through it.


    Gary Brener
    Apogee Technical Support

    AKA Opus! :D
  3. phalic

    phalic Guest

    thanks for the quick response ,let me see if i understand you correctly,I send a tone from my mixer at unity into the ad16 ,witch is connected via light pipe to my rme 9652 ,and the program i use is cubase sx,then as i adjust the trim pot im going to use sx's metering to calibrate?
  4. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    You got it bub!

    Also, do you know you sent in the registration online three times?!!! lol

    I get all the online registrations so I know!
    Hee hee!

    Opus :D
  5. phalic

    phalic Guest

    Thanks again opus!

    Sorry about the triple registration had the keyboard on my lap and it slipped!I think the last one is the complete one.


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