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Old 09-06-2020, 08:44 AM
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Default Magma Chassis For 7 DSP Cards ?

Hi everyone,



As you all know tdm rigs can handle up to 7 dsp cards.


I'm having real hard times to find a Magma chassis référence (or Digidesign labelled chassis) that can handle 7 PCIX dsp cards and that has a PCI Express host card


Do you have any clues ?
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Old 09-06-2020, 02:07 PM
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Default Re: Magma Chassis For 7 DSP Cards ?

There is a Magma Expansion Chassis with 7 PCIe Slots. It's not sold anymore. You could dig in the legacy pages of Magma to find it and then search eBay or the usual suspects selling used audio gear for that Magma model.
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Old 09-06-2020, 04:07 PM
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Default Re: Magma Chassis For 7 DSP Cards ?

Thanks a lot for your reply
do you remember the reference model ?
because there is a 7 slots which in reality is a 6 usable slots chassis with the pe6r4 & pe6r4-i


i have searched into magma's website but could not find any


mabe this ? but i am not very familiar with tech english
https://www.onestopsystems.com/produ...-expansion-ras

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Old 09-07-2020, 01:57 PM
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Default Re: Magma Chassis For 7 DSP Cards ?

Oh I don't remember... Maybe you can just ask them or find the Avid pages which list the compatible chassis for older Pro Tools TDM systems.
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Old 09-08-2020, 08:20 AM
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Default Re: Magma Chassis For 7 DSP Cards ?

unfortunately Ariel from Magma told me there was no 13 slots pcix chassis that has pcie host card


i asked him if there were any real 7 slots built for the configuation i am looking for
am waiting for the answer...


thank you for your time !
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Old 09-08-2020, 09:27 AM
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Default Re: Magma Chassis For 7 DSP Cards ?

okay got an answer and that would be the reference : https://www.onestopsystems.com/produ...-pci-expansion


now i know which model would work and start looking for one...
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Default Re: Magma Chassis For 7 DSP Cards ?

I've got a 6-slot Magma with an HD5 Accel in it (#6 slot refuses to cooperate) and that's a bad-ass system for tracking using 192s and Apogee AD16/DA16s with the XHD cards. I found my chassis on eBay last year with a PCIe controller card and cables for about $350. Using it with a 2008 Mac Pro 3.1/3.2GHz 8-core/32Gb RAM/Mountain Lion/Pro Tools HD 10.8.3. If you can't find a 7-slot the PE6R4 PCI-x chassis like mine will do it. For mixing I'd lean towards something more modern, not saying you can't but........

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indeed my friend


actually i already have two chassis (pe6r4 + pe6r4-i), but sometimes i lack the 7th card during mixing process.


at least there is hope to find a real 7 slots ... now let's be patient


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okay got an answer and that would be the reference : https://www.onestopsystems.com/produ...-pci-expansion


now i know which model would work and start looking for one...



Hi,


The 7 slot chassis adds latency, where as the PE6R4 doesn't. I had one years ago and from memory i had to run the buffer at 512 for stability







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Hello Chris

that's just very bad news ...
my guessings are mabe that chassis hasn't been "blessed" by Digi at the time ?
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