SSL Alpha Link converters. Advise needed.

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by 3dchris, Oct 12, 2007.

  1. 3dchris

    3dchris Active Member

    Dec 29, 2002
    I'm about to switch to ProTools HD 3 Accel system and I'll be getting an SSL XRack with 2 eight-channel and 2 four-channel summing modules for a total of 24 summing channels. Here is the question though. I'm thinking of buying an SSL Alpha Link 24 channel converter that will be connected to SSL Delta Link which is a MADI to ProTools converter box. Does anyone have any experience with those new SSL converters yet? How do they compare to Apogee AD16x and DA16x? Apogees are my other option...they are about $1K cheaper but I'd have 8 channels of conversion less for my summing. Please advise.


  2. 3dchris

    3dchris Active Member

    Dec 29, 2002
  3. amob

    amob Guest

    I am in the same situation, only that I am considering the Lynx Aurora VS SSL alpha link..
    Does anyone have any experience with the alpha-link yet?
  4. kittonian

    kittonian Guest

    To both of you in this thread, I am intimately familiar with both the SSL and Lynx products and own an HD|3 Accel rig. I also happen to be a dealer for both lines and was the dealer on site at the AES convention with SSL. I'd be glad to discuss all the details of each setup and all that goes along with choosing one over the other. They are both fantastic sounding converters and it really comes down to the feature set of each, the integration of those units into your existing studio, and exactly how you will be using the gear in an every day environment.

    I tried to pm each of you with my contact information but the pm system doesn't seem to be working at the moment. If you go to our website - located at SPAM REMOVED - and look at the top of the page you'll find our phone number. Please feel free to give me a call anytime to chat and we can go over all your questions. I look forward to hearing from you both.
  5. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Staff

    Mar 20, 2000
    BC, Canada
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    What am I going to to with you Josh, You are spamming the crap out of RO. If you don't get a handle on forum edicate I may have to lock you down bud.

    NOTE: Please do not use the forum, and the PM system to sell your store products. You need to take out a banner like the rest of the dealers.

    You can open up a business forum on RO if you want to talk about your products in detail. The forums are off limits for outside dealers selling gear on the forums.
  6. Greener

    Greener Guest

    The removed url, is that the same as the one 4" above? I'm not seeing the effectiveness here... Also, what is edicate?

    And for the record, Kittonian, that is blatant white shoe style, like an ambulance chaser. :(
  7. porkyc

    porkyc Active Member

    Mar 22, 2008
    SSL Alpha link units

    Your original question. Are they any good?
    They are great value for money. The AES half is good, had no problems. The analog side is not fully balanced out (floating, but not fully balanced) and the units are neither EBU or SMPTE standard, but something in between!! There is no AES black reference input, if you want AES reference, you use one of the ports on inputs 1-8. Guess which inputs are also the sample rate converters! WCK it is then.
    They are good units and do the job well.

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