View Full Version : HD 1 192 I/O v HD 2 96 I/O

Count Zero
05-27-2002, 06:29 AM
As I may not be able to afford a HD 2 192 I/O system I am agonising between whether to get a HD 1 192 or a HD 96 system.
I have not heard either yet.

As I am a programmer I am leaning toward the system with more DSP but I hope to do more recording soon. It is easy to add another process card to a functioning system. I don't really want to buy a 96 I/O now and another interface later (192) and end up with two as I won't need them both.
. I have read posts on the 192 I/O but not the 96 I/O. Does anyone use it ? What's it like ? It seems very good value if the convertors are good.

I wiill be recording at 96k and 44.1k not at 192k .

As both systems are almost identical in price I am a bit stumped. The HD 2 seems good value as you get twice the power for US 2000 more but the 96 I/O cannot be upgraded to a 192 as easily as a HD 1 to HD 2 !

I know that the decision is mine alone I am just hoping to make as informed a decision as possible and would appreciate any feedback.

Jan Folkson
05-27-2002, 07:32 AM
I'd opt for the 192. Although they share some components, the 192 is far superior. The analog circuitry is better, the power supply is more powerful and the 96 isn't nearly as expandable. Oh yeah, the 192 sounds way better!

05-27-2002, 04:59 PM

05-27-2002, 05:12 PM
I needed at least 16 in and I was thinking of two 96's for price, but it is actually cheaper to get the 192 with the optional 8 analog ins (giving you 16 in's) than two 96's.

And yeah the other reasons above, just sounds/works/more expanable - way better. Get the 192.

I love it!!!!