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converter decisision....any advice?
Old 30th January 2009
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converter decisision....any advice?

Oh so sad,

I'll have to turn in the Prism ADA-8 I borrowed from a friend some time.
Wondering what to get now for an ADA converter now.

It's possible to take over the Prism for 3500 Euro or go a little cheaper with an Apogee Rosetta 800 or a Lynx Aurora 8.

Connectivy is not the issue. Sound quality advice is shurely helpfull.

Thnx
Old 30th January 2009
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Heard only good things over prism converters. Would them rate over apoggee and Lynx.
Just my feeling.
Old 30th January 2009
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Yup, the Prism is very good, but I probably cant cough up that amount of money(though its not a bad price for an occasion ADA-8).
Know how the Apogee comares to the Lynx?
Old 30th January 2009
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I'd totally go for the ADA8 if it's in good condition for €3500.
Old 30th January 2009
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1). Lavry Blue
2). Mytek
3.) Prism
Old 30th January 2009
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just throwing in a vote for the SSL alpha-link!
Old 30th January 2009
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Well yes I kow the Myteks & Lavry's are in the 'big ballpark', but my problem is I probably won't be able to shelve out 3K+. The Apogee and Lynx are both under 2K in the Netherlands. (all euro's)

It'll be a drop in quality, but it'll be my own :-)
So I'm looking for some tips on 8 ch AD-DA in that price.

Thnx
Old 30th January 2009
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Hi there,
I got a great deal on a prism orpheus a couple of months ago. The Orpheus can be used as a stand-alone converter in ADAT-direct mode. You just need a firewirebus on your computer to control the micpre's (which sound great by the way).

I upgraded from RME, my recordings finally sound 'like a record'.

Sub 3k (€) ex vat.
Old 30th January 2009
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SSL Alphalink AX may be what you're looking after. 24ch good clean conversion for about 2K
Old 30th January 2009
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lynx aurora 8 and lavry blue is in a lower catergory.

a guy selling a mytek 8 channel 192 er in classifieds and on on ebay 2,6 k ish

iam not the seller of booth but i like what the myteks do if a prism is not avalible.

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Originally Posted by Pinosmuse View Post
Well yes I kow the Myteks & Lavry's are in the 'big ballpark', but my problem is I probably won't be able to shelve out 3K+. The Apogee and Lynx are both under 2K in the Netherlands. (all euro's)

It'll be a drop in quality, but it'll be my own :-)
So I'm looking for some tips on 8 ch AD-DA in that price.

Thnx
Old 30th January 2009
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I haven't fully auditioned the Prism, but have heard that they are excellent.

My thoughts on the others:

mytek: nice and smooth but not very 'dynamic'-sounding. cool for classical, jazz, etc..
apogee: smooth and sweet, very liquid sound.
lynx: more open-sounding than the apogees, but are not very 'dynamic'-sounding. performances tend to sound more 'flat' compared to the SSL-- (this can be a good thing).
ssl: not as 'hifi' sounding as the lynx, but is the most 'dynamic' of all-- performances sound 3d and 'alive' when using the SSL. it's not so much a frequency-thing as a 'vibe' thing.

if you can get-by with less channels, I would recommend the 2192. it is the most dynamic-sounding convertor I have heard to date.
Old 22nd February 2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheMIXIMAL View Post
I haven't fully auditioned the Prism, but have heard that they are excellent.

My thoughts on the others:

mytek: nice and smooth but not very 'dynamic'-sounding. cool for classical, jazz, etc..
apogee: smooth and sweet, very liquid sound.
lynx: more open-sounding than the apogees, but are not very 'dynamic'-sounding. performances tend to sound more 'flat' compared to the SSL-- (this can be a good thing).
ssl: not as 'hifi' sounding as the lynx, but is the most 'dynamic' of all-- performances sound 3d and 'alive' when using the SSL. it's not so much a frequency-thing as a 'vibe' thing.

if you can get-by with less channels, I would recommend the 2192. it is the most dynamic-sounding convertor I have heard to date.

TheMIXIMAL,

What do you mean with 'dynamic'- sounding?
Saying that about Lynx and Mytek is just a very WEIRD description.
Of the ones you mention I think they are the best???

Cheers,
Pupo
Old 22nd February 2009
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We use the Lynx, and have had great results.

I much prefer the Prism, but the Lynx are very much in the same league.
Old 23rd February 2009
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man beyond whatever one else is saying the difference is like splitting hairs man, small differences and attributes, 2 ch go with a lavry you need 8 go lynx nuff said. That will get you amazing results.
Old 23rd February 2009
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I love our apogee's! ooooh such a sexy rack. heh

but I'm all apple, so yeah.
Old 23rd February 2009
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i like much more the sound of Lucid than SSL or apogee rosetta 800
search gearslutz, thers a multichannel drum recording done:
apogee rosetta 800 vs. lucid ada 8824 vs. SSL alpha link
download, mix, and test A/B/C
mid range in lucid is much better to me.
anyway...
its all about personal taste,
i dont like Prism AD2,
i purchased the 3daudioinc.com ADCD comparator,
and analized all ADC with spectrograms,
the Prism didnt had anything above 20khz.
but almost all others had, including digi001, alesis adat xt, etc..
...
i like universal audio 2192 and Manley Slam! Digital, much more.
also i like m-audio profire 2626
and Roland Vs2480cd
you should try lucid with a verry nice wordclock like drawmer m-clock or better, clean AC furman ar-15 ii, 99.997% OFC cables, etc....

its not: more price = better sound.
its about the sound you want.

thers nice A/B tests in the gearshootouts,
wordclocks and clock digital cable also makes a diference.

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