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cerla 24th May 2006 12:45 PM

DA16-X vs BIGBEN CLOCK
 
Both units are supposed to share the same C777 algorhythm.

But...

I've found that, to my ears, the DA-16-X sounds BETTER (and not WORSE or EQUAL as I expected) when clocked by the BigBen!

Am I getting crazy or are there documented differences in the C777 implementation?

Gabriele

Zwinter 24th May 2006 08:51 PM

So I called Max at Apogee to confirm what I already thought. The c777 clock found in the Big Ben and DA-16x are not similar, they are exactly the same. So you should not be hearing any differences. I am not sure why you are; you may want to double check how you are doing this shootout to make sure the differences aren't caused by something else.

84K 24th May 2006 08:58 PM

same clock. Big Ben gives the user more options, that is the only difference.

Sizzleboy 24th May 2006 09:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cerla
Both units are supposed to share the same C777 algorhythm.

But...

I've found that, to my ears, the DA-16-X sounds BETTER (and not WORSE or EQUAL as I expected) when clocked by the BigBen!

Am I getting crazy or are there documented differences in the C777 implementation?

Gabriele

Could be an inferior cable, or you could be picking up some interference on the cable between the BB and 16X.

cerla 24th May 2006 11:38 PM

I've checked again, and the difference is subtle, but noticeable.

Also a fellow musician confirmed it this evening, in a blind test.

Maybe, it's got something to do with MY da16-x (I've bought it used).

Thanks again for your feedback, mates! howdy

raal 24th May 2006 11:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cerla
I've checked again, and the difference is subtle, but noticeable.

Also a fellow musician confirmed it this evening, in a blind test.

Maybe, it's got something to do with MY da16-x (I've bought it used).

Thanks again for your feedback, mates! howdy

could it be (as knowledgable peeps have said on this forum) that assuming the clock is good, an internal clock is always better than external?

cerla 25th May 2006 12:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by raal
could it be (as knowledgable peeps have said on this forum), that an internal clock is always better than external (even if the clock is the same)?


You've misunderstood... I said that EXTERNAL clock is better than INTERNAL :)

raal 25th May 2006 12:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cerla
You've misunderstood... I said that EXTERNAL clock is better than INTERNAL :)

i certainly have.... mezed sorry.

XSergeantD 25th May 2006 12:53 AM

Interesting. When I sut up our rigs with Max, I had this discussion and in keeping with everyone knowlege, they are exactly the same. I will try to re-amp something and record to one unit clocked internal and one via BB and see what comes out. I'm sure I will hear no difference, but as with everything else, I'll have to listen to give my 0000 0010 cents