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Best Converters=Truest To Source! DAW Software
View Poll Results: Which Converters Are Truest To The Source?
dCS Converters.
5 Votes - 3.68%
Prism Converters.
24 Votes - 17.65%
Apogee Converters.
19 Votes - 13.97%
RME Converters.
8 Votes - 5.88%
db Technologies
20 Votes - 14.71%
Crane Song
9 Votes - 6.62%
Pro Tools HD
7 Votes - 5.15%
Swissonic
2 Votes - 1.47%
Mytec
7 Votes - 5.15%
Lucid
4 Votes - 2.94%
Benchmark
7 Votes - 5.15%
Daniel Weiss
12 Votes - 8.82%
Euphonix
3 Votes - 2.21%
Pacific Microsonics
9 Votes - 6.62%
Voters: 136. You may not vote on this poll

Old 11th April 2007
  #31
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Another vote for Lavry. But they're not on the list.
Old 11th April 2007
  #32
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what about lynx?
Old 12th April 2007
  #33
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Originally Posted by Brad Blackwood View Post
Interestingly enough, you left off the best two, in my opinion: db Technologies and Crane Song...
I would add two more personally...UA 2192 (my all time favorite) and the Lynx Auroras (right near the top as well).
Old 12th April 2007
  #34
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Another vote for Lavry. But they're not on the list.
Again..... Lavry = dB Technologies

Regards,
Bruce
Old 12th April 2007
  #35
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Again..... Lavry = dB Technologies

Regards,
Bruce
Sorry...........I wasn't thinking.

That's the old name, though. I believe his company now is Lavry Engineering. So, that is why some of us are confooosed.

Anyway, I got it.
Old 12th April 2007
  #36
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Looks to me like a lot of people picking the converter they own, rather than the most accurate converter. There aren't a lot of people qualified to even make a credible choice on the topic with the various choices. How many people here have heard all of these converters... Some of which aren't even in production any more.

The fact that Apogee & Pro Tools HD (192) are in the top 3 and Euphonix is tied for last is very telling. Apogee's are good sounding converters, but most people would agree they have a color to them. Euphonix makes very high quality and under-rated converters which are very accurate.
Old 12th April 2007
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Originally Posted by TonyBelmont View Post
Looks to me like a lot of people picking the converter they own, rather than the most accurate converter. There aren't a lot of people qualified to even make a credible choice on the topic with the various choices. How many people here have heard all of these converters... Some of which aren't even in production any more.

The fact that Apogee & Pro Tools HD (192) are in the top 3 and Euphonix is tied for last is very telling. Apogee's are good sounding converters, but most people would agree they have a color to them. Euphonix makes very high quality and under-rated converters which are very accurate.

this thread is from 2002
Old 12th April 2007
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this thread is from 2002
It looks like only the first 10 or so posts were from 2002, though. We have 95 votes as of right now, and yesterday there was less than half that. The order has changed a little bit, too.
Old 12th April 2007
  #39
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I've had a chance to use most of the converters on the list.

The EMM Labs win by a long shot for me, both pcm and DSD.

The Lavry Gold 122 is a close second by only a baby hair.

For pcm DAC, the dCS 955 is a close second, again by a baby hair.
Old 21st November 2007
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No Radar
No Lynx
No Universal Audio
No Burl (or something like that)

Who would say that converter's list is so biiig.

But in general nothing changed too much in converter department for last 5 years, what is kind of surprise.
Old 22nd November 2007
  #41
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Yes, Lavry needs to be added.
In a way he did put Lavry, but he put DB Technologies instead which is the name Lavry used to go under.

Should of put Lavry up there though otherwise the pole resullt will be less revealing, kind of like when Lavry converters arn't being used.

Old 22nd November 2007
  #42
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I haven't tried everything on the list, but the Euphonix converters are the best I've heard.

Has anybody heard the SSL converters? If so, what did you think?

STeve
Old 22nd November 2007
  #43
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MBishopSFX View Post
I've had a chance to use most of the converters on the list.

The EMM Labs win by a long shot for me, both pcm and DSD.

The Lavry Gold 122 is a close second by only a baby hair.

For pcm DAC, the dCS 955 is a close second, again by a baby hair.
I've owned an EMM a/d for a few years and can't seem to get around snatting.

I record into Protools. At first I thought maybe it was because of slaving to word clock.
So my last session I ran a second protools rig with the Meitner on internal sync and running free, unlocked recording LTC on ana audio track so I could spot it later. That all worked fine, but , even with it running on it's internal clock, it was snatting.
I've had it back to Meitner twice and they insist there is nothing wrong with the unit. The only thing I can figure is it just doesn't like protools.
It's become a very expensive rack blank since I haven't been able to use it.
Any other Meitner users experience anything like this?
Thanks,
Alan
Old 22nd November 2007
  #44
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db Technologies is Gold AD 122-48 old PSU and old 48 khz
Lavry Engineering Gold AD 122-96 MK-III is the new model.
Old 22nd November 2007
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DSD_Mastering View Post
Again..... Lavry = dB Technologies

Regards,
Bruce
db Technologies is Gold AD 122-48 old PSU and old 48 khz
Lavry Engineering Gold AD 122-96 MK-III is the new model.

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