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Summing box 1 > summing box 2 > A/D ?
Old 20th March 2019
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Summing box 1 > summing box 2 > A/D ?


Guess the subject is pretty explanatory, but here goes a more detailed question.

I have two summing boxes (SPL Mixdream and a Dangerous DBox).
Usually, I connect the stereo output sum of the SPL to the aux analog input of the DBOX, which sums the SPL output with the other individual 8 inputs of its own.

Now I'm thinking if there's any advantage in moving on from this:

SPL out > DBox in > Summed out > A/D 1/2

to this:

SPL out > A/D 1/2
+ (parallel connection)
DBox out > A/D 3/4

This would mean I would record two stereo stems, which would then be summed to the final stereo output ITB.

Would this give any audible advantage?

Or would it happen the other way around?

My thinking is that at least using two pairs of converters (1/2 & 3/4), there would be less information going into each pair, which would maybe let things breathe a little.

On the other hand, it could be more cumbersome to work, hence my question.


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