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UAD-2 card question: Should I run two Solo cards or upgrade to Duo? DSP Audio Systems
Old 9th September 2011
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UAD-2 card question: Should I run two Solo cards or upgrade to Duo?

I have the PCIe slots to run two UAD2 Solo PCIe cards. The Solos are $400/ea but the Duo is $900. If I have the slots, is there any technical reason I should go with a Duo?

I tried searching but couldn't find any updated info.

Old 10th September 2011
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Hey Scott,

As far as I know it's all the same with 2 single vs 1 Duo, however you probably won't use that computer forever and the next might not have the extra space. If you're going to buy something PM me. I've got a Duo that I bought when they had the Nevana pkg that I'm thinking about selling.

I'm not working from home any more and the studio I'm at doesn't have room in either of the room's computers to add a PCIe card.

If you're interested I'll shoot you a list of the plugs I've got.

Old 10th September 2011
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Thanks, Will. I think that's the case too - I can't find any docs/posts that talk about Duo vs. Solo. It's weird: usually when you buy double, there's a price break.
Old 11th September 2011
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The DUO is the most expensive one... Dunno why... Other than PCIe-slot-availability and resale-value (which is ultra-low on any card and near-or-below-zero on the plugins anyways), there's nothing to consider. The plugins allocate DSP-resources where the maximum is one whole DSP. The DSPs on the DUO and QUAD are not "larger", they just put it multiple DSPs. That said, DSP-power-wise, 2xSOLO = 1xDUO.
Old 11th September 2011
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I ended up buying a used Duo for $650. I may sell my Solo in the future but, for now, I'll just run it in tandem w the Duo.

It just doesn't make any sense why they charge more than double for putting two chips on one card

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