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Prism Orpheus vs DAD AX24
Old 9th June 2009
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Smile Prism Orpheus vs DAD AX24

Hello,

what of this two should I take?
I get a good deal on the DAD AX24 with
2 ins and 4 outs. For MIDI I would go with
the RME HDSPe AES.

The Orpheus is all in one but the DAD
converters are the top of top notch?

Thanks, Schizzo
Old 9th June 2009
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I would probably get the AX-24 but it depends on a lot of factors that you don't mention.

Where are you getting your unit from, if I may ask?
Old 10th June 2009
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I would definitely get the DAD AX24. You can upgrade as funds will allow. You can even get it with 8 mic pre's with we think are awesome!


Regards,
Old 10th June 2009
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I would consider current and future support.
Prism is a solid business with an excellent track record.
Old 10th June 2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Schizzo View Post
Hello,
but the DAD
converters are the top of top notch?
They are excellent, but Forssell MADC-2 is sounding yet better (more clear, deep, detailed, natural). I have both here side by side ... and use primarily MADC-2. The new MDAC-2 should come very soon, should it be sounding as great the AD, it would be a dream DA then
Old 19th June 2009
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Yesterday I did a shootout between digi 192, DAD, Prism ADA8XR and Radar ADA.
While the DAD sounded very good and natural the prism had a tiny bit faster transient response as well as more depth and detail.
Talking about nuances here really.

IMHO the prism is the best converter I ever heard.
Order placed.

Not shure if the orpheus sounds as good as its big brother.
Old 20th June 2009
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Not shure if the orpheus sounds as good as its big brother.
Some claim it's up to it, if not nuance better , but both are not my favs as number one choice.
Old 20th June 2009
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I must agree on the Prism, it is also worth noting that it is a company that will be around for a while, while certain other companies died a half death this year and have major issues with their production line.

If your unit dies on you, Prism will be there with a loaner while they repair your unit.
Old 26th March 2011
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Smile

And the Mytek 8x192?
Lets say Mytek 8x192 vs DAD AX-24.
Is the DAD better? A hair or more?
And, and, and,...
Old 28th March 2011
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go Forssell
Old 28th March 2011
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The two years which passed since this thread started
brought a big improvement in converter quality.

The new avid hd i/o is even better than the top of the range
prism at a fraction of the price.
Great times !
Old 14th July 2016
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Originally Posted by Shaman View Post
The two years which passed since this thread started
brought a big improvement in converter quality.

The new avid hd i/o is even better than the top of the range
prism at a fraction of the price.
Great times !
Some say the new HD IO is actually worse than the older. Apparently either the AD or DA stage is worse. Don't recollect anymore but read an article about a company that offers mods. They took it apart and compared it to the old model. Avid supposedly made it cheaper.

Since I never heard one I couldn't tell. I used to have all prisms before. Nothing beat that of all I ever heard.
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