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Anyone using the ISA 220 with the A/D in, together.. Modular Synthesizers
Old 29th January 2005
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Anyone using the ISA 220 with the A/D in, together..

..With a Benchmark dac-1, Lavry Blue D/A out?

Are you satisfied with that set up, or are you thinking about buying a seperate A/D as well?

Reason I´m asking is that next week I´m gonna buy either a Dac-1, or a Lavry blue D/A, and is interested in comments from users of the Isa 220 with the A/D card, and these specific brands of D/A!

I like the eq on the ISA, and want to be able to use this on tracks, hence i need a top quality D/A out to the ISA, and then back in again (I´m using Pro Tools/Digi 002R)
(Also thinking about getting the Waves Q clone for this purpose..?)

Can the A/D card in the ISA handle that without loosing to much?
If I buy the lavry D/A, I will get the A/D card as well, but not until summer comes...

Or would a Rosetta 200 just cover it all for me?

Old 30th January 2005
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Old 30th January 2005
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A studio where I work has these, but we don't use the A/D at all .. we did some quick/informal tests early on, and they didn't really seem to add much to the 888/24's on our Mix systems .. now we've gone 192/HD, they would definitely be off the shopping list. I've never had the pleasure of using the convertors you talk about, but I would imagine that they'd all be a big jump over the convertors in the 220.

FWIW, if you're only using the 220 for the EQ, I'd dump it and get a 115 or 215 where you at least have two channels.
Old 30th January 2005
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Thanx Bing81!

Well, I might go for an API or a chandler solution for stereo eq, but it´s always nice to have different eq´s, pre amps etc.etc...

Hmmm.... I might go for the lavry D/A anyway.

Well, Im gonna try it out, and se how it sounds first:-)

Old 31st January 2005
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Got a Lavry which blows the Focusrite conversion into the 1970's!

Agree with Bing81 go for the older no chinese stuff a million times better!
Old 31st January 2005
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Originally posted by SnakeCained
Got a Lavry which blows the Focusrite conversion into the 1970's!
He, he...
Well, when you put it like that, I think I´m getting the picture here

I cant wait to get my Lavryheh
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