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Converters: HD24XR or Stand Alone?
Old 11th March 2003
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Converters: HD24XR or Stand Alone?

Just wondering if you might be able to answer this:

I am thinking about an Alesis HD24 for $2000. There is a 96k converter upgrade (approx $650) that you can get for the HD24 or it can come integrated in the new HD24XR for $2500. The converters in the upgrade include the converter chips the AKM 5393 chip and 4393 chip. Same chips as in Mind Print Di-Mod 24-96 converter.

Is there a stand alone ADA converter that would be better than the AKM's that I should consider for the same or a little more money ($500 - $750) that would be worth the extra investment?


Old 19th May 2003
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Old 19th May 2003
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those converters will be fine, especially for the price. However, i will reccommend that you get an external clock for them, which improves the sound dramatically.

Old 19th May 2003
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Jim William of Audio Upgrade has the new HD24 upgrade (96k) similar to XR version. He claims that it's got more bottom and high end at 48k, thus a better converter.
He did a shootout with the radar (don't know which version) he said that it's very competitive with radar.

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