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opinion ... Do i buy a Prism AD8 ??
Old 16th May 2006
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opinion ... Do i buy a Prism AD8 ??

Hello !

So , I m about to buy a prism AD8 in 96 Khz (not the 192) to change my actual ADA.
What do you think about this product to start my mastering home studio ??
The abilities to have a firewire card option or HD or MIX card are an asset for me !

I actually have a Power mac G5 quad 2,5 ghz and a Powerbook 1,67 GHz and need the abilities to complete also a G4 with TDM


I actualy was looking into this product - benchmark ADC 1 with DAC1 ( need clock ! )
- mytek 8X192 ( firewire and HD card !)
- lavry blue ( only AES !)
-Prism dream AD2 ( with something else for DA)

i want to make a good ADA / price performance to insert good analog gear ( manley ,tube tech , api , millenia ) so i know the ADA is probably the most important !!

Thanks

Flight
Old 16th May 2006
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It wont work at on PT sessions at 96k with a PT Mix card.. only on PT HD
Old 16th May 2006
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you sure about that? pt 7.1 does 96k just fine. how about adding the 400 bucks fhe music production bundle as well might solve any of those issues.
Old 17th May 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jules
It wont work at on PT sessions at 96k with a PT Mix card.. only on PT HD

You are right !! thanks for this important fact !! the mix card allow only 48 Khz ...
Old 17th May 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by StrykeBack
you sure about that? pt 7.1 does 96k just fine. how about adding the 400 bucks fhe music production bundle as well might solve any of those issues.
I have a Prism ADA-8 with an AES card and PT mix card.
I switched to PTHD, and have to buy a new card to be PTHD compatible. (680£).
Ask we where can I put my old ADA8-PT Mix card...

BTW, the ADA8 is outstanding. nice sound, fail-less performance.

To be PTHD compatible buy the ADA8 XR.
Old 17th May 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hagen Daaz
To be PTHD compatible buy the ADA8 XR.
But the ADA8 is PThd compatible ..no ?

The mytek 8X192 seems to be a nice solution/prize for the same configuration no ?? (except no SRC and wordlength reduction aviable )

Thx
Old 17th May 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by flight
But the ADA8 is PThd compatible ..no ?

Thx
Yes, the ADA8 with the PTHD card. (I run 96 kHz sessions without problems).
I didn't try 192 yet.
Old 17th May 2006
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Go for it! the older ADA is superb IMO.

I am selling a protoolscard for the ada8 if you are interested. Its the PREV039/7/1.
kjetil
Old 17th May 2006
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Originally Posted by klaukholm
Go for it! the older ADA is superb IMO.

I am selling a protoolscard for the ada8 if you are interested. Its the PREV039/7/1.
kjetil
me too!
make an offer.
Old 18th May 2006
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I myself always want hassle free and accurate ADC - so i'm a Digi 192 man.....

Old 18th May 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hagen Daaz
me too!
make an offer.
I dont want to buy a mix card compatibility for the prism !! -) only if it come with the ADA8 !! -)


Do you know if there is are real difference in the src and wordlengths processus between the ada8 and the Dream AD2 ??

And and i dont want the XR because i ll not use 192Khz and so the ADA8 is exactly the same product ( or i m wrong maybe)

Thanks !!
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