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Old 03-27-2010, 04:31 PM
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Hi !

Im looking for a 2 SPDIF AD converter . I saw a few on the web like rosetta 200 , RME and others...
The setup is : going from avalon 2022 to SPDIF in 003.

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Old 03-27-2010, 04:36 PM
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The Rosetta is certainly one of the best out there. Many of the old DAT recorders will work too.
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I'm partial to the API A2D + plus the fact u get 2 great Pres as well...
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Where's my bib! gimme gimme gimme.......I want, I want, I want................NOW
I don't kno why I thought u had 1... I think its Steve that has 1...

I mean really, even if the converters sucked, u still get what u kno r 2 great pres... how can 1 go wrong with that!!!
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+1 for the A2D!!! Absolutely love it!!
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:26 AM
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Its way up high on my wishlist
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Cranesong HEDD 192

Plus
-As A/D converter it's one of the best you can find (IMHO) it's absolutely better than apogee rosetta (even Apogee 16X) and API A2D.
-It has a very good D/A (not so good as A/D, IMHO Benchmark DAC1 it's a little bit better)
-It has a very good processing section to color the sound.

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-It's a little expensive compared to rosetta or A2D
-It has no preamp as A2D

Other units which as A/D conversion can compete with HEDD 192 are:

Prism AD2
Lavry Gold (no SPDIF)
Weiss ADC2
Pacific Microsonic HDCD Model 2 (no SPDIF and discontinued)
Mytek 8x192 (no SPDIF)
Mytek Stereo 96 ADC
Some DCS model

Mytek Stereo 96 ADC is the less expensive, has no pres, has no processing, but has a very good converter.

Apogee and API can't compete with the converters above.

If you have more money go for HEDD 192, you won't regret.

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There certainly are many to choose from in terms of converters----there are those that have no coloration and some that have a nice analog warmth, such as Apogee. I just ordered a Rosetta200 myself for having a little different flavor and to dedicate to my VO and vocal inputs as well as my mix outs. I've used pretty much everything, this is my favorite. I am NOT saying it's the best, but for the sound I want--it's ideal for me.
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Wao !!

Thanks to all !!! Good info !
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