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Question for owners of the Antelope 10M Atomic Clock Digital Converters
Old 18th February 2009
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Question for owners of the Antelope 10M Atomic Clock

I currently use the Isochrone OCX in my setup and love it, but recently was at a demo for the 10M + Trinity and was completely blown away at how much the clock opened things up, breathed new life and space into the tracks. It was jaw dropping. A huge step above the OCX.

My question is...if you were to run a mix out of the box, to simply do a 10M-clocked A/D - D/A conversion, does the Antelope impart it's magic to the re-recorded tracks? For instance: mix from DAW > DA16x > AD16x > DAW...clocked by 10M. If you a/b'd the two mixes (the unclocked and clocked) on a playback system not hooked up to the Antelope, can you hear it working?
Old 18th February 2009
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Originally Posted by pabelius View Post
My question is...if you were to run a mix out of the box, to simply do a 10M-clocked A/D - D/A conversion, does the Antelope impart it's magic to the re-recorded tracks? For instance: mix from DAW > DA16x > AD16x > DAW...clocked by 10M. If you a/b'd the two mixes (the unclocked and clocked) on a playback system not hooked up to the Antelope, can you hear it working?
Yes. I did. It clearly makes the converters sound "different", and thus the results translate. I find its mostly about the way your analog equipment reacts to the change. It all spills down hill from your DAC, to your gear; and then back through clocked [or not clocked] ADC.
Old 21st February 2009
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On that note, are the rubidium 10mhz frequency standards basically the same as the antelope 10m?

Like this guy:

Efratom MRT-H Rubidium Frequency Standard 10Mhz etc. - eBay (item 300269761869 end time Feb-26-09 14:39:38 PST)

certainly a whole lot cheaper. I don't have an OCX yet, but it's probably an experiment worth trying. I've seen a couple cesium beam standards on fleabay as well. Who knows what kind of shape their in, but when it comes to atomic clocks cesium is certainly sluttier than rubidium hahaha.
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