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Old 2nd March 2018
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Recommendations for AD/DA converters

Hello!

Thought I opened a new topic, if someone can point me to the right direction.
I currently have an old trustworthy Fireface 800, but I'm thinking today there might be better AD/DA converters. I got some good mic pres, and some high end outboard effects and synths I would like to record in a best possible quality although with reasonable cost effectiveness. I'm processing through external effects and thus having to go through multiple AD/DA conversations during a mix. 2 channels AD/DA would be minimum requirement, more would of course speed up the workflow. DIY converters would also be an option, but I haven't found many options on this part.

Now there's the new Antelope Discrete 4(-8) for example, I'm thinking how good is the AD/DA conversion compared to Pure2, or some Prism, or Mytek converters, that seem to be bit older technology by now. Mic pres and more than 2 channels aren't necessary but wouldn't hurt. I'm not interested at all at any modelling simulations done ITB, which seems to be what some manufactures are keen to market now, just need top quality converters. I've been going through the specs of the converters, comparing the dynamic range specs etc. but I've realised this might not be the only think to look at, but I'm bit lost, would I hear a difference say with between "under 1000$ class" (Discrete 4(-8), Audient ID22, UA) and more expensive (Mytek, Burl, Prism, Lynx, Apogee) converters?
Old 2nd March 2018
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you might keep your fireface and use external converters using adat from and to your fireface
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