Originally Posted by living sounds
OK Maybe you can too?
All I can say is Im sure you know way more than me about this shit. But I do know my rme sounds like crap compared to my 2192 and even my ad16x units.
And maybe todays adc's + dac's are all made equal. But back in the 90's I worked at a place that fabricated adc's dac's lasers and all sorts of shit. Every single component was tested and graded. I recall adc's etched and implanted on the same wafers having subtle variations and were tossed or sold at reduced cost
because they were not to spec.
These days I work at a co. that makes ion implanters and plasma doping tools.
I've seen from a lot of the projects Ive worked on that all chips are not created equal and it is virtually impossible to make 2 chips exactly the same. Today we want faster higher frequencies but yet the process in which chips are made really hasn't changed in 30+ years.
Many of the problems are with The way that the gases like arsenic, phosphourus and xeon are imbedded to make the gates, transistors resistor networks etc. Alot of the problems with jitter come from noise caused by poorly implanted wafers or poor quality wafers.
I may be wrong maybe all adc dac's are the same but that's not what Ive seen or been told.
Whatever, RME still sucks no matter what I think or say.