The balanced line outs also 'spec' better than the monitor D/As which I find kind of strange.
I'd imagine that's because the balanced line outs are at a fixed level, where the monitor output has to go through a volume control which will degrade the signal slightly spec-wise...but will (hopefully) not be audible in most situations.
We already know that the plugin processing on the UAD cards is much great than that of the TDM cards
Do we know that as far as the new HDX cards are concerned?
DSP's CPU power will get old very soon, not the smarter move to pay for it..
People have been saying that for years. You're paying for a lot more than DSP horsepower here.
The one thing I don't understand is the Sonnox announcement. I just don't get why someone would buy plugins for UAD that are available in native format.
It would make sense if you wanted to be able to use them for realtime monitoring, like you can with a TDM system...and if you get to use them natively as well like you can with a TDM system.
UA needs to adapt. This soundcard is way overpriced too.
The market will decide that, but based on the response in this thread...I think they have it right.
i like that it is like the 2192 and that it has the onboard dsp.
I do believe that the whole 2192 thing is pure conjecture at this point, is it not?
you can daisy chain with thunderbolt no problem!
a second apollo could be daisy chained with either FW or TB.
It's not quite as simple as being able to do it because both Firewire and Thunderbolt allow it...UA has to write drivers to support it as well.
TC Electronic and RME interfaces have always had on board DSP effects which are just like plugins.
MOTU and Focusrite have as well, and the new MBox and MBox Pro do as well...but they're not plugins, they're there for monitoring only. They can't be used as a plugin within a mix like the UAD plugins can. TDM systems have worked the same way for years.
I know there is a lot of post's but I have mentioned the Spec's twice already, on paper it's looking better than a Prism Orpheus
What's on paper only tells you so much...until people have a chance to hear it we won't really know...