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sonicparticle 7th November 2019 05:50 PM

SSL Alpha-Link SX versus DAD AX-32 AD Line Ins
 
Hey all,

I need another informed opinion before I go out on a spending spree:

I currently have an SSL Alpha-Link SX. I also have the DAD AX-32. How much better AD conversion does the DAD AX-32 Line Ins really provide? How quantifiable is it?


The dilemma is to either keep the SSL Alpha-Link SX (which actually offers 24 channels of AD conversion) and AES Out into the DAD AX-32 or put my eggs on one basket and get two Line In AD cards for the AX-32 (for 16 ins) but flog the SSL unit.

The main use is to feed a Marantz 7703 into the AX-32 for Dolby Atmos playback.

deedeeyeah 7th November 2019 09:37 PM

there's quite a bit of a difference:

the sx-converters were originally designed by soundscape which got sold at least once before things landed at ssl and got re-branded.
ssl's own 16-channel mx-converters were a step up from the sx and their latest converters as used for their live desks are very good - as the dad converters!

the best thing about the old sx-converters imo was that they offered access to madi at reasonable prices - still ok if on a budget but i wouldn't wanna use them for tracking/mixing.

(studer, euphonix and rme here)

sonicparticle 8th November 2019 11:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deedeeyeah (Post 14309625)
there's quite a bit of a difference:

the sx-converters were originally designed by soundscape which got sold at least once before things landed at ssl and got re-branded.
ssl's own 16-channel mx-converters were a step up from the sx and their latest converters as used for their live desks are very good - as the dad converters!

the best thing about the old sx-converters imo was that they offered access to madi at reasonable prices - still ok if on a budget but i wouldn't wanna use them for tracking/mixing.

(studer, euphonix and rme here)

Got it. Thanks deedee.