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Old 6 days ago
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Hi,

I am not sure what you mean. I don't own a Pacific Microsonics. We used one once [rental]. I was just saying I though I remembered it having some sort of tweakable filter / limiting circuitry. There was something like that.

Are they still considered the holy grail of converters, I wonder?

The other one I remember that I used a bunch for a while [a loaner] was a Weiss AD1. I know that had a limiter built in that could be set to a pretty extreme degree for cutting loud.


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I was speaking in the context of this thread, the op was asking about converters used in early 2000s. There were hdcd players at the time with a little green light that would light up if the hdcd encoding was enabled. Hdcd is a pm system designed to increase dynamic range if I remember correctly. Probably the equivalent to a few bits or so.

I know some users here still use and love this converter design.
Old 22 hours ago
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PSX 100 All Day for the price. Still sounds Good in 2020. Gives that girth that a gold does when pushed. They go for next to nothing these days. Recommended.
*Edit* I’ve used the ‘Special Edition’ model. Don’t know about the original. My buddy’s got it on perms-loan. When I ask for it back for a project, he groans.

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Old 13 hours ago
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Yeah been digging around for one.
Found an Apogee Rosetta 200 for a bargain - seems pretty cool with the optimizer and finalizer, Coda functions.
Figured I’d get it all set up (cabling, aes, etc)
And experiment a bit before dropping 2k+ on a Burl/AD+, etc. Plus adding another 2 I/O conversion never hurts. Might still grab a PSX down the line to compare. As long as everything’s synced up and using the same
Clock I could have four different 2 channel converters via my 8 channel AES Db25 Connection on the back of my Meteic Halo ULN8 ?


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PSX 100 All Day for the price. Still sounds Good in 2020. Gives that girth that a gold does when pushed. They go for next to nothing these days. Recommended.
*Edit* I’ve used the ‘Special Edition’ model. Don’t know about the original. My buddy’s got it on perms-loan. When I ask for it back for a project, he groans.
Old 3 hours ago
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Still using the PSX-100 here for tracking. What finally was the difference between the SE & the non SE?
Old 9 minutes ago
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The PSX 100 is substantially heavier. I believe due to the fact that they went to town on the old school linear power supply. Rosetta is probably similar but there’s something to those PSX units.

If you run it non clipped vs a modern mastering converter like Hilo than sure a Hilo will sounds more lush and open, but if clipping is your game you want the PSX.
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