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Old 25th June 2020
Here for the gear

Originally Posted by kev1n28 View Post
This is from an opinion on how the two compare:

"IMO, the Rosetta [800] is a good sounding converter, still. X [Apollo Line] is a bit clearer and still musical. It's a bit closer to Symphony, which is a bit more transparent than the "classic" Apogee pieces."

I haven't heard the rosetta, but a over 10 year old piece being better than the X line as far as D/A strikes me as kind of ridiculous considering that was the main selling point of the X line.

I have read instances of people preferring the X to Lynx Aurora mk1, Avid hd i/o and MOTU as far as D/A. So I don't think anyone can confidently say Rosetta 800 is an "upgrade" as far as DA to the X
Thanks, kev1n28.

Yeah, my assumption has been that because the Rosetta 800 is so old, maybe the new UA Apollo X series converters would be an improvement.

I would want to use the X8P's preamps, too, however, so have wondered if the UA X's preamps would be on par with the Precision 8.

I really don't want the UA plug-ins very much, but it's the form-factor of the X8P that's appealing: 1 rack space with preamps, conversion, and an interface. Still, I don't want to sacrifice sound quality at all. I can't seem to find other "high-end" options like the X8P, however.

Thanks again,