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Antelope 10M / BLA Micro Clock MK3 Blind Test
View Poll Results: Preference?
20 Votes - 20.00%
21 Votes - 21.00%
59 Votes - 59.00%
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Old 20th October 2015
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I wonder if there's a new clock coming?
Whatever it is, I'm looking forward to hear/see what it is.
Old 20th October 2015 | Show parent
Originally Posted by JGM View Post
I wonder if there's a new clock coming?
Whatever it is, I'm looking forward to hear/see what it is.
here you have.
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Old 20th October 2015 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by EL_HERALDO View Post
here you have.
Looks interesting!! I wonder how it would fare against BLA's new clock in a more accurate scientific, less contrversial test.
Old 24th October 2015
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So the real question here is do different clocks change the actual sample? How are we perceiving this difference in low and high end presence? Eq couldn't be different or it wouldn't null.
Old 29th October 2015 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by 44.1khz View Post
What the hell are you talking about?
ask a store holding either clocks if you can get a demo of the gear,compare the analog signal do the digital one after conversion.
see what each converters does to the analog source and you will understand the difference,i know we are on the web,i'm saying it's not a good test,it enters a very subjective factor into it,which do you like
when you a/b you don't do it vs to different versions,you do it vs the unprocessed signal.that way you have a reference and can hear what the compressor or eq did in a/'s the same with conversions.
this test and others i've seen can't help,the only way to know for yourself is to ask for a unit or units to demo and do the test in your own studio.
if you don't have a console with an input section and return section that you can just press with one button and hear the before and after,you can split the signal and send one signal directly to your monitor and the other to the converter of choice and then compare between both speakers,if you have a very clean monitor control you can do so with a monitor control,there are some very bad monitor controls out there so i prefer the direct left speaker analog right speaker digital,you can switch sides if you feel that there might be a variation between speakers,do a blind test and tell me if you still don't hear the difference.
i hope i've helped clear that up a bit
Old 11th March 2017
I'd like to thanks the OP for this whole thing. They do sound different. You need the ears, the monitors and the room maybe, to hear the subtleties but it's how it is.

I bought the BLA MK3 which is incredible value. Even just listening to old PT sessions feels so much better. I just wish I didn't have to send it all the way to the U.S. for the upgrade..... It still has a slight edge in some ways "as is" though.

Anyway thanks again, much appreciated and cheers to all the helpful positive, critical folks.

P.S. apologies for arriving so late.
Old 16th July 2017
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Would you clarify the votes and put the Brand of each clock? That might be usefull for the comunity!
Old 11th August 2017
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Oh my ! thank you so much for the comparison , wonderful. So I am listening on apogee rosetta 200 192k at 48k sample rate bnc clocked to rme 9652 pci card listening through yamaha msp5's and krk vxt8's monitors, still getting used to the krk's though. Ok I have been obsessed with different clocks lately and A/B my rme adi2 to the rosetta to rme multiface 2 ect. rosetta 200 as master clocked through bnc is the best but I want to update the clock to maybe ISOCHROME or black lion micro. So my thoughts are sample A sounds beautiful! lush with nice separation and sound I can hear right away this must be the beautiful iso 10m, otherwise close second which I am sooo surprised is sample C. Wow very nice! unreal because now I want to buy the micro xb. Because C is so close to A its a great feeling to listen to. B is lacking in many ways compared to the titan 10m and now assuming bla micro xb. So close for a fraction of the cost , well I think . The bla micro xb is around 1000$ I think which is a steal if its keeping up with the 10m like I hear In these samples. Anywho just wanted to guess before I read further. Thank you so much again!!!!!! woowhoo
Old 4th September 2017 | Show parent
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Just wanted to say for you guys nulling out! ha, I posted my last comment before reading any comments so that I would not be influenced in any way. Ok, I was right in the blind test. I knew the 10m right away was A, very lush beautiful deep bass and midrange , also was surprised how close C was so I knew that must be the XB. Ok enough patting myself on the back thats not the point the point is when I took a week off after changing my system up a bit I took another listen, Well this time I could not hear a difference ---hmm why? I realized the eyes first off like to not let me concentrate.Im serious you need to close your eyes for this in order to really use your ears! second listen for more then 5 seconds try and do 10 or 15 before going back and forth, third go to a section where alot of instruments are playing especially drum and bass. If you can do these things you will undoubtedly hear the differences and then you will fixated on buying a XB or if you can afford it a 10m I assure you. Now there was another test done with the mkIII , XB , 10m and some other converter internal clock floating around, I downloaded those files and to me I really cant hear much if any difference which bothers me because something went wonky there which means dont waste your time! So again this was an awesome test and I would really like to hear A/B test of the mkIII , XB and the mkII see how big of a difference the upgrade is.
Old 19th November 2020
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Did someone save the files and reupload them please?
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