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New 24 bit A/D vs. a great old 18 bit

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by MadMoose, Nov 15, 2001.

  1. MadMoose

    MadMoose Active Member

    Apr 22, 2001
    I'm going to be getting an A/D converter in the next week or so. I was going to get the Lucid 2496 but I found an 18-bit Mytek for less. I know the Mytek was really expensive back in the day, how would it compare to a new Lucid or Rosetta? Being 2496 compatible isn't all that important to me right now as I don't have any other gear that can handle it. Good sound is the only consideration. FWIW, the Mytek is $500 (maybe less, we haven't talked price yet) and I can get the Lucid new from a friend for about $650.
  2. sjoko

    sjoko Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    The Mytek was very good indeed in its day, one of the best. But digital technology has moved on fast, and the LudicAD9624 is definately a lot better
  3. MadMoose

    MadMoose Active Member

    Apr 22, 2001
    I ended up with the Mytek 2018. I got it for $400 and I'm pretty happy with it.
  4. drumsound

    drumsound Active Member

    Feb 12, 2001
    Bloomington, IL
    What is the Mytek replacing? :roll:
  5. UTS

    UTS Guest


    I had the same thoughts going on lately. I think it all depends on what sort of music you are recording. I don't hear much benefit in 24 Bit converters vs. the 18 Bit converters, or 16 Bit Files vs. 24 Bit Files when it comes to the raw Rock and Metal stuff I am recording. With highly dynamic acoustic music or classical music this is a different story of course.....


  6. MadMoose

    MadMoose Active Member

    Apr 22, 2001
    Originally posted by drumsound:
    What is the Mytek replacing?

    The stock converters on a Tascam DA-30MkII or a Marantz CDR-630. After spending the last two days with it I'm really happy. My mixes have more depth, space and the fade outs and reverb tails aren't as grainy. It has a soft limit with a variable threshold and ratio as well as a UV22 like feature. Not bad for something that's probably about 7 years old.

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