I've broken the warranty of my RME adi-8 QS and opened it, was curious to look at the op-amps,
after reading on the manual:
"While the analog limiter is constantly within the signal path, it operates
fully transparent as there is no control signal generated".
jrc 4580, at least [not bad..] 2 for each A/D ch and 2 for each D/A ch:
jrc 2043 [part of the analog limiter, I think], 2 for each A/D channel:
So now I have an issue..
why on the hell should I need lot of features, when the analog I/O paths of my converters are probably
worse than all of my analog sources, pres, mics, outboards?
And I dont think that it would applies only to rme adi-8 qs.
What should people do, to have great analog paths in a setup of say 16 A/D D/A chs converters?
Go with radar ada?
Buy a pile of UA 2192?
Ebaying for some old 44-48k converters with great analog components?
Or am I wrong, and the cheap op-amps are doing nothing harmful to the audio signals,
because it matters only the circuitry design?
[and they're not socketed, too.. damn smd]