Apogee users...raise your hands

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by Opus2000, Nov 18, 2001.

  1. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    As your newly appointed Apogee tech ;) I'd like to see a show of hands to how many people use Apogee, what type of setup you have and your opinions and so forth. Or if you have used Apogee but dont own it whats your opinion anyways!! Look forward to your responses
  2. Jon Atack

    Jon Atack Distinguished Member

    May 29, 2001
    Hi Opus,

    In my studio we have 4 x AD8000 and 1 x PSX100SE. I've happy with them, aside from the following:

    1. Issues with lock-up to external WC which seem to have been resolved with the new generation of Ambus PT cards.

    2. I wish AD8000s threw out less fan noise.

    3. Wish list: approved longer PT cables between the AD8000s and the PT farms in the Mac...to allow the AD8000s to be more easily installed in the control room while the Mac and drives are in the machine room.

    4. I would hope that Apogee has a very reasonable upgrade to 96/192 planned for AD8000 owners.

  3. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    2 x AD8000SE's

    I prefer their clock over


    Do you work for Apogee?

  4. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    Yes..I just started this week at Apogee as a tech support geek!!
    I'm seeing how many people use them and any things they like/dislike about them..
    etc etc etc
  5. Ang1970

    Ang1970 Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2000
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    I use AD8k's on almost a daily basis. I cringe when I have to do a session with 888's.

    AD8k's are not the last word in quality. I have experienced some like-priced converters that sound better, but don't have the benefit of the ambus direct intraveinous injection to Alsihad. That feature, among others, make the AD8k worth it for the convenience factor.

    Now as for the price... there are some much lower priced converters out there that stack up very well to the AD8k quality-wise. Gotta work on the price guys, you ain't the only one on the block anymore.

    I look forward to using the new 16out or in only boxes, and I hope the price is right.

    Cheers! :)
  6. faganking

    faganking Member

    May 22, 2001
    I got a 'Rosetta' from Betty. Drawmer 1969 (2-bus)>Rosetta>Masterlink. Sounds better than without it!
  7. Scott Gould

    Scott Gould Active Member

    Oct 22, 2001
    Pt. Charlotte FL
    I agree with Benjy - the Rosetta is much better than going into Masterlink analog. However, for going into my d8b, or direct to MDR or ADAT I prefer the Crane Song Spider - 'course it's got theose great mic pres, so...

    Scott :D

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