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Rosetta 800 and Bg Ben to IMAC?
Old 8th November 2009
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Rosetta 800 and Bg Ben to IMAC?

I see apple has the new IMAC 27"! It features one Firewire 800 port, would that be all I need or do I need more firewire ports? I was going to get a Mac Pro(four firewire 800 ports), but I would rather everything in one. By Apple making this new IMAC I thought it was just the perfect thing to do. How could I connect them all together?
Old 9th November 2009
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Anybody?
Old 9th November 2009
  #3
Gear Nut
 

x-firewire card for rosetta & firewire 400 to 800 cable.
Old 9th November 2009
  #4
What about Big Ben?
Old 9th November 2009
  #5
Gear Nut
 

get a clock cable to connect big ben to rosetta
Old 9th November 2009
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Originally Posted by DCV_Musik View Post
get a clock cable to connect big ben to rosetta
And 75 Ohm Terminating BNC "T" Connector as the Rosetta 800 uses a unterminated word clock input.

Is there any reason to use a Master Clock with a single instance of R800?

NO, but I can dig it.
Old 10th November 2009
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Lives for gear
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Originally Posted by Roc Mixwell View Post
And 75 Ohm Terminating BNC "T" Connector as the Rosetta 800 uses a unterminated word clock input.

Is there any reason to use a Master Clock with a single instance of R800?

NO, but I can dig it.
Big ben does have a better clock than the rosetta and when I had them both I could hear a difference ( whether it was real is another question!)
Old 10th November 2009
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You only need one firewire port technically, unless your mobo has multiple fire wire busses. Multiple firewire ports usually share the same bus. Big Ben does not connect via firewire. There is a difference between Rosetta 800 and Big Ben clocks, its not a $1500 difference (or whatever they cost.) Better off buying other outboard gear.
Old 10th November 2009
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Lives for gear
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Originally Posted by AmongstTheLiving View Post
You only need one firewire port technically, unless your mobo has multiple fire wire busses. Multiple firewire ports usually share the same bus. Big Ben does not connect via firewire. There is a difference between Rosetta 800 and Big Ben clocks, its not a $1500 difference (or whatever they cost.) Better off buying other outboard gear.
Thats why I said 'when I had em both'
Sold them and recovered half the cost of a uln 8

cheers
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