| Originally posted by not_so_new |
Never used it but from what I hear the AI-1 (I think) was CRAP! Something about 20 bit and truncated at that. I also heard (maybe from Jim) that the AI-4 was a great unit.
The only problem is with all these decives in a chain I think your latency going to be pretty high. I could be wrong but that is what I would be worried about.
The AI-1 was a 16 bit device that also added some THD to the data, it is partly responsible for Lynn Fuston's poorly produced 3D Audio Mic Pre shootout CD's. (He used one to convert the AES data from a Mytek converter to S/PDIF). It wasn't hard to figure it out, just patching it in line with no changes affects the sound.
The AI-4 is 24 bit, 96k. I also use a Midi Man SAM, but it is limited to 48k as is the Graham-Patten box. I've not noticed any delay through these feeding outboard converters, but then again, I'm an old salt that likes to mix in analog instead of in a computer.