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Alternative to new rosetta 800 96k ? Audio Interfaces
Old 24th June 2004
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Alternative to new rosetta 800 96k ?

ive been waiting for apogee to come out with this so called firewire card for over 6 months for the rosetta 800..so now i dont think i can wait. i really dont want to use another companys card to run the rosetta..what would compare to it for converters. also aes digital is a must for my eventide h8000..

thanks for any help

wayne
Old 24th June 2004
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Re: Alternative to new rosetta 800 96k ?

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Originally posted by effectsnut
i really dont want to use another companys card to run the rosetta...

thanks for any help

wayne
Silly reason not buy the converter if its the one you want...

Buy a Lynx AES16... they're cheap and you can always sell it on ebay when the firewire card comes out. Works with your H8000 too... or you could go the optical route and buy a MOTU 2408 MK3.

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Re: Re: Alternative to new rosetta 800 96k ?

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Silly reason not buy the converter if its the one you want...

Buy a Lynx AES16... they're cheap and you can always sell it on ebay when the firewire card comes out. Works with your H8000 too... or you could go the optical route and buy a MOTU 2408 MK3.


well im getting fustrated with them. apogee keeps telling me it will be out by the end of the month. 6 months later nothing..

hows the quality on the motu stuff?? cheap prices
Old 26th June 2004
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take a look at the RME fireface 8oo
go to synthax.com
Old 27th June 2004
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The 2408MK3 has what I'd call average conversion... its not why you'd buy it, but its more than usuable, i.e., if you use on the cowbell track, no one will notice. heh As a digital I/O it gets the job done.

The one thing the MOTU line lacks is a dedicated AES I/O box. But in practice I find lightpipe way more convenient (1 wire vs. 8) and I only work at standard sample rates.

What keeps me a MOTU PCI 424 hardware customer (on a PC, no less), is:

1) No Latency / Cuemix console rocks
2) Expandable
3) Cheap

With converters you reach a point of diminishing returns very quickly... I think the HD 192 units offer very nice price/performance, especially when you consider you'll want to upgrade every 5 years or so...

Converters in 2009 will be pretty nice I'm guessing.
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