Originally Posted by Greg B
But again, if you use the analog inputs on the DSM monitors, then you will be going through THREE CONVERSIONS on the way from your DAW to your ears. First the DA from your interface, then the AD in the DSM speakers, and then their DA. You can avoid two of those three conversions by using the digital inputs. For me, I would never consider using the DSM speakers with the analog inputs, which is probably a factor in why they are being discontinued.
I understand what you're saying Greg, and you are right, but in the end, regardless of what happens from point a to point b or how many stages of ad da there are, one must base this decisions on the end result, and if they sound almost the same, who cares if there are leprechauns inside manipulating the sound.
I have digidesign RM1s and I can tell you that the difference is almost negligible, may or may not be the case with the DSMs, I"ll know when I get them.
I just don't understand why they never offered some sort of "remote" for volume control when using the digital ins, that would have easily solved the problem, because regardles of crashes, if the volume is low when the pc goes haywire, it would remain low, but controlling it from within the pc, once it crashes the volume, like aof said, could be reset to 0 db, white noise blast and bye bye!