Originally Posted by ANALogic
From 1 to 10 how you describe the quality of the zed r16 respect a random set up of an 7-8k audio interface + analog mixer ?
Ok... I'm gonna chime in here.
Here's the issue with this question:
If you spend an extra five grand, you'd expect it to be better. But where's the money gonna go? An extra 5k on upgrading the ADDA? - So say the ZED and what? What's the 18 channel ADDA you'll get for 5k that's much better than the ZED's ADDA?
You could get a lynx for £2000 and another two channels for - anything from a grand to five grand, but say you only spent another £1000 on two more channels of ADDA; that leaves you at 3k gone.
Now what board will you get for 4-5k that's THAT much better than the ZED?
The TOFT ATB 16?
That's pretty much the best option
If you say how much better is the TOFT ATB 16, plus a Lynx Auroura plus a Mytek 2 channel DA box, than a 2k ZED R16?
Well if that's your 10, then the ZED is a 7 I'd say.
What else could you spend your 5k on?
Remember the ADDA of the ZED can be upgraded at any point. And you'll still have the 16 preamps and 16 channels of very nice analogue EQ.
So Zed plus Lynx, plus Mytek = 5k-ish.
And you could get a nice analogue compressor.