my new toy Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 - Page 2 - [H]ard|Forum Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 problem, help me out? Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, but can't do 24 bit??
Originally Posted by Masaaki
There are alot more People that discovered the fact that the Scarlets can only do 16 Bit natively and that Focusrite is lying with their 24Bit/96khz advertisement. Just Google Scarlet 2i2 16 bit.
I had a Focusrite Scarlet myself and was looking for the reason why the Sound Quality is not what im used to not even compared to Standard Interfaces like M-Audio / NI etc... Its all about Marketing and how to make People believe.
I wouldnt use anything lower These days than Burr Brown or even better ESS Sabre Converters in my Interfaces. But there are also brands that are able to make good Interfaces without the best Chips together like Apogee and if you are not too picky about audiophile Sound Quality RME, Alesis and Avid.
Of course its another league going the Sabre way and mostly very expensive for non DIYer but its worth it.
My advises are the BLA White Sparrow and the Mytek 192 DSD depending where you live and if you have to Import them. These are pure Studio Interfaces with the best of the best Quality of conversion / Output for their Price.
My solution is DIY and costs 1/4 of one of em but you Need to assemble the Mainboard yourself + Casing etc.
Best combination in the world is ES9018 + XMOS asynchronous USB module - period. If thats inside you dont want or Need anything else till the next step in the D/A conversion which is not in sight in the next years. For example the Delta Sigma Signal conversion was known since 1960 but due to technical and economic issues this Modulation / conversion Technology was first available in 1990+. So even there are theoretically better ways to convert D -> A or A -> D the implementation and availability will be in a decade or something.