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OTR-jkl

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Re: Sound Cards
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2007, 12:20:02 pm »

The DAL CDL uses this adaptor to handle AES & optical I/O.
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Re: Sound Cards
« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2007, 12:37:52 pm »

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Re: Sound Cards
« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2007, 01:00:16 pm »

Thanks for the info. Those Marian cards look pretty cool.
Dave

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Re: Sound Cards
« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2007, 03:39:42 pm »

I have 2 cards, one being the Marian Marc 2 Pro (the other, a Lynx).  We listened to a pile of cards, and the M2P was a killa.  I highly recommend it.
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Re: Sound Cards
« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2007, 04:10:58 pm »

Mark Wilder wrote on Thu, 26 July 2007 15:39

I have 2 cards, one being the Marian Marc 2 Pro (the other, a Lynx).  We listened to a pile of cards, and the M2P was a killa.  I highly recommend it.


Mark -
When you say "listened to a pile of cards," was this to the onboard converters?  Seems for mastering these would never come into play.  Otherwise - if we're talking AES/EBU streams to/from a DAW where they are clocked from the ADC or reclocked by the DAC - unless something is actually broken (i.e. glitching from buffer under runs due to a strained system or poorly written drivers, or unable to properly clock off of external sources for some reason) then they should sound the same.  Have you found this isn't the case for what you tested?

Anyway - the Marian cards look like a good option - but the Lynx and RME options are definitely easier to find dealers and support for in the States.

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Steve Berson

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Re: Sound Cards
« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2007, 12:32:05 am »

This was a few years ago, but from what I remember this is what we did:

We only listened via the digital i/o thru standard converters in the house (Lavry D/A and HDCD A/D).  We first listened D/A with pre-existing files, switching cards after each playback.  Then, we'd create a file for each card through an A/D conversion, same source, same converter, and played it back through a single card/converter, switching in the software.  Then, as the list became shorter, we lived with each card for a few days and a few sessions to get a working appreciation for it.

Taking separate notes, Joe Palmaccio, David Smith and I came to the same conclusion.  Then we set up a scaled back listening session for the others.

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Re: Sound Cards
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2007, 07:08:14 am »

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