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Ad 8000 dac viii Modular Synthesizers
Old 2nd January 2011
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Ad 8000 dac viii

Hi, and happy new year!

I've been offered a apogee AD 8000 DAC VIII for a good price. I'm wondering if there are any limitations this unit has, since it is about 20 years old. I'm not worried about lack of lightpipe. I want it mainly as masterclock and to match up units using combo of AES and sp/dif.

I realised after buying an old 03D, that some digital products do not age well, but from what I can see, this unit has many cool functions.

Any thoughts?
Old 2nd January 2011
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It´s just 44.1 k or 48 k, this is the main limitation.
Today´s converters are 96k and/or 192k
Anyway it sounds better than the converters in a digi 003 or any similar DAW.
It can make your DAW even sound better if you clock it with the ad8000.
And the big meters are very useful.
Also you can buy an AMBUS adat card if you need adat. They´re often at ebay.
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