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Anyone selling their Apogee and Lavry for Aurora?
Old 18th August 2005
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Anyone selling their Apogee and Lavry for Aurora?

Or visa-versa(sp)?

If so why, and which did you sell for which?
Old 18th August 2005
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i sold my rosetta 800 96k and am in the process of selling the rosetta 800 192k to purchase lynx aurora 16s. i love the the lynx stuff. the tech support is top notch. and i feel that i'm getting more bang for the buck. i also wanted something a little more transparent than the rosetta. besides at the price for 16 channels of apogee i get 32 channels of lynx. not bad at all if you ask me.
Old 18th August 2005
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Thanks dolo,

Ok, Aurora can't be beat for "bang for the buck". How about sonics? Apogee vs. Aurora? I am interested in your opinion and what differences you hear...if any.
Old 18th August 2005
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OK,

Maybe more response from this one...

Anyone (else) shot out their Apogee and/or Lavry (especially) against the Aurora and sent the Aurora back? If so, why?

Now back to your regularly scheduled programming...
Old 19th August 2005
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I can't do a comparison between the two, but I just got the Aurora, and it is just absolutely amazing (I upgraded from a Motu 24i/o).
Old 20th August 2005
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Doublehelix,care to share anymore info on the Aurora vs the Motu 24/i, Im in the same boat,are we talking quite a nice upgrade in quality(sound).Also,do you need to buy the separate PCI card they sell(cant think of the model off hand) to use the Aurora for 16 in & out recording.Any other info/ findings to share?...Thanks
Old 20th August 2005
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It's the AES16 card..
Old 20th August 2005
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I've ordered an aurora16 and an aes16... they should be here soon. Right now I have a single Motu HD192 to a/b with. I'll post the results when the lynx stuff comes in. Previously I had 2 Motu HD192's and clocked them to a UA-2192 that I was trying out. It was a pretty smoking rig, great bang for the buck, but... when you do the math your paying for a clock, 2channels of great ad/da, and 24 ad and da converters.

The total for that rig would be about 10grand Canadian. I never used more than 16 inputs for recording in my place and I mix in the box most of the time, so the 24 channels of da were quite redundant for me. I was origionaly looking at going the apogee ad/da 16x route with an aes16 card. But I figured for the amount of production work I do the aurora16 would better fit my budget. When I start selling 50,000 plus units for my artists the apogee route would probaly be more plausable.
Old 20th August 2005
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SoulSpace
OK,

Maybe more response from this one...

Anyone (else) shot out their Apogee and/or Lavry (especially) against the Aurora and sent the Aurora back? If so, why?

Now back to your regularly scheduled programming...
check this out....

http://mercenary.com/lystau8andau.html

it may be of some help.
joshua
Old 22nd August 2005
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Quote:
Originally Posted by w2w
Doublehelix,care to share anymore info on the Aurora vs the Motu 24/i, Im in the same boat,are we talking quite a nice upgrade in quality(sound).Also,do you need to buy the separate PCI card they sell(cant think of the model off hand) to use the Aurora for 16 in & out recording.Any other info/ findings to share?...Thanks
There is nothing really wrong with the Motu, but it just cannot compare quality-wise to the Aurora. So far, I have only tracked some vocal overdub sessions with the Aurora, and I am quite blown away by the conversion, but the D/A difference is just over the top! Not even close! The Aurora just smokes the Motu.

I am starting a new session on Tuesday, so I will really be able to put the Aurora through its paces and get a chance to compare the A/Ds in a more real situation.

The card you are referring to, as has been mentioned, is the AES-16, and it is pretty awesome as well. At 88.2K, I am getting latencies below 2 ms when running close to 30 tracks on a P4 3 GHz, lots of plugs, etc. Rock solid with great drivers. Pretty cool!
Old 12th September 2005
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Hey Mystical....

Has the Aurora arrived?

>>>I've ordered an aurora16 and an aes16... they should be here soon. Right now I have a single Motu HD192 to a/b with. I'll post the results when the lynx stuff comes in.<<<


If you've a/b'd them, I'd like to hear what you think...I've got an HD192 sitting unopened in the box and still haven't convinced myself to use it. I think I'm going to go with something else but don't know what. This comparison may be helpful.

Thanks!
Old 12th September 2005
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