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2192 interface to DAW Audio Interfaces
Old 16th August 2007
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2192 interface to DAW

Putting the pieces together for a small home studio. Currently have a Portico pre, UA2192 converter, and a dedicated Windows-based DAW. I also have an E-MU 1616M (PCI version) that I could use as the interface to the DAW (bypassing the preamp and converters, just using the MIDI and the spdif connection to/from the 2192). The cable run between the 2192 and the DAW interface will only be a foot or so, would there be any sound quality benefit from chucking the 1616M and getting a Lynx AES/EBU or RME or something else? The 1616M would utilize the 2192 clock. I need 2 channel only. Would very much appreciate any thoughts? Thanks.
Old 16th August 2007
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I dont see any benefit
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If your not using the converters in the interface, and are going to a dedicated converter via SPDIF, it should not make any audible difference weather you use an EMU or an RME as the host interface.

The only thing that may make a difference is the reliability of one box vs the other.

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Thanks, I was thinking that might be the case given the short cable run. But would quality of the windows drivers have any imprint at all on the signal to distinguish one vs the other? As far as driver performance I have read that RME probably wins, followed by Lynx, and then E-MU a distant third? Finally, I guess I should also pay attention to any preference for the software mixers if everything else were equal.
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In theory the drivers shouldn't make any difference to the sound quality if these interface have been designed properly. In a real world test i wouldn't be surprised if some of the lower cost interfaces are not properly designed.

Eitherway the main difference between two drivers would be reliability and compatibility.

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