D/A to replace my Prism
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D/A to replace my Prism

Hi all,

I'm used to converting my 2buss (02R96) via the D/A ADA-8, use analog compression and eq and A/D it back to the ADA-8.

I've got the PT card for my prism ADA-8 which means that I can't do that anymore and I need a D/A to convert my signal befor recording it back (I can still use the ADA-8 A/D) .
The cheapest Prism D/A is £3k... Its too much and I thought of getting another D/A.

I have two questions:

Which D/A would stand against the Prism and give me the conversion sound Im used too?

Should I return the Prism PT card and get a digidesign 192 interface and use the ADA-8 as my 2-buss converter ?

cheers

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I own the ADA-8 and use the D-A for surround projects etc. For stereo I use the Benchmark DAC-1. It has a bit more resolution (depth / width of soundstage) and is a bit smoother sounding than the Prism (more like the ADA-8 A-Ds IMHO). Because it upsamples and sounds great I think it would be be an excellent D-A to feed your analog chain. I find that Benchmark D-A to Prism A-D often sounds considerably better than using still very good Merging Pyramix software when sample-rate converting down. The price can't be beat.

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Silas
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The Lavry looks interesting.
Im not familiar with the benchmark but I'll get them both to test out .
Apogee colours the sound a little too much but I havn't tried the new range so maybe thats an option.
What about the Mytek?

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sorry, i don't know about the mytek., but, you knew i was talking about the LAVRY black DA10. i think it will be under 1k!
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I can't find any lavry stuff in the UK (I've done a quick google).
Any idea ?(I'll keep searching)
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Thanks,

They don't advertise it on their site (kmr).

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The lavry blue is the best.
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Originally Posted by mac black
Thanks, but I'd like to try before I buy so I need someone in London to give me a demo unit .

...I'd like to try before I buy so I need someone in London to give me a demo unit...

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