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Old 07-22-2006, 05:29 AM
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Default Apogee Mini Me or Presonus M20 with RME ADI 2??

Ive been thinking about the mini me for a while and there was a post a while ago about it and it nearly got me to go out and buy one. But, now Im thinking of a Presonus M20/RME ADI 2 combo. Both have preamps, but I have no idea how the two compare. The M20 has a tube simulation control, but besides that, the two are pretty straight forward preamps.
Ive heard Apogee make pretty good a/d convertors, but Ive also read great reviews on RME gear too.
And lastly, both have stable clocks.

So what would you go for and why? Both setups are similar in price, but the M20/RME would give me d/a convertors whereas the mini me is just a preamp/ad convertor.

I was talking to a sales assisstant about my 002, and he said that the convertors in the 002 arent that bad, and I shouldnt worry about buying convertors and spend all the money on a preamp. True?
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Old 07-22-2006, 08:53 AM
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Default Re: Apogee Mini Me or Presonus M20 with RME ADI 2?

The 002 convertor is not bad doesnt mean its good enough for some level. I was happy with the 002 convertor when I did my own projects. However when I got hired for a big production project, they was somehow wonder about the my sound quality . So I decided to get the Apogee Rosetta right away, and they were totally happy. I now can hear the big difference when I listen to my old projects. All what I said is not claiming the 002 convertor is bad, but for some level, its not good enough. So its all up to you to decide which one is good enough for you. just my 2c words.
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Old 07-22-2006, 10:15 PM
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Old 07-26-2006, 07:13 AM
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Default Re: Apogee Mini Me or Presonus M20 with RME ADI 2?

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Old 07-26-2006, 08:13 AM
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Default Re: Apogee Mini Me or Presonus M20 with RME ADI 2?

There's a lot to be said for DA conversion - until I got a Benchmark DAC-1 earlier this year I had no idea. It affects the way you mix A LOT. Also, consider the RNP along with that M20 - they sound super good for about the same money.
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Old 07-26-2006, 11:47 PM
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Old 07-29-2006, 11:25 PM
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jgehring, whats the RNP?
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Old 07-30-2006, 07:35 AM
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