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Glenn75 10-13-2005 08:10 AM

192 and 888 system: Do I need a clock?
 
I am think about buying an 888 to run alongside my 192 for mixing duties. The 888 will provide 8 extra outs so I can mix 16 channels of analog through my desk.
Should I consider an external clock to sync the 192 and 888 together, or should I just use the clock from the 192? What kind of differences should I expect?

Andre Knecht 10-13-2005 08:43 AM

Re: 192 and 888 system: Do I need a clock?
 
You won’t need an external clock. Save the money for a second 192 I/O, down the road. The main differences will be the coming from the different sound of the converters.

IHTH.

Monte McGuire 10-13-2005 04:46 PM

Re: 192 and 888 system: Do I need a clock?
 
Quote:

I am think about buying an 888 to run alongside my 192 for mixing duties. The 888 will provide 8 extra outs so I can mix 16 channels of analog through my desk.
Should I consider an external clock to sync the 192 and 888 together, or should I just use the clock from the 192? What kind of differences should I expect?

Sorry if it's obvious, but you want to get the 888|24, and not just an 888. The old 888 not only sounded awful, but it won't work with an HD system. The 888|24 will work on the legacy port (actually, two of them will with a 'Y' cable) but they don't sound very good, especially the DACs.

Why not get an extra card for your 192 to add 8 modern DACs?? They'll surely sound better than an 888|24! Or how about a lightpipe DAC to attach to your 192?


Best of luck,

-monte-

Glenn75 10-17-2005 01:02 AM

Re: 192 and 888 system: Do I need a clock?
 
Quote:



Sorry if it's obvious, but you want to get the 888|24, and not just an 888. The old 888 not only sounded awful, but it won't work with an HD system. The 888|24 will work on the legacy port (actually, two of them will with a 'Y' cable) but they don't sound very good, especially the DACs.

Why not get an extra card for your 192 to add 8 modern DACs?? They'll surely sound better than an 888|24! Or how about a lightpipe DAC to attach to your 192?


Best of luck,

-monte-

Thank you for the advice. I was considering the 888|24 because the cost is much lower for me at the moment and until I get enough jobs under my belt to pay for another 192, the 888 route seems to make more sense economically. I have my 192 loaded with 16 analog inputs, so I can't fit the optional 8 DAC card in unfortunately.
I can use the lightpipe to send audio to an external dac if it would sound better than the 888|24. Would it? If so, are there any decent convertors for under a grand?


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