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Alécio Costa - Brazil

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Users of Hedd 192: impressions
« on: August 15, 2008, 10:19:45 pm »

Hi,folks

I was reading the PDF of the Hedd 192... a few questions:

a) Does the Colour functions are really worth, meaning you folks use them frequently?

b) Are they similar to the colour added by the Ibis EQ?

c) It is said that you may use theunit simultaneously as an AD and DA but  I seeo nly one knob at the front panel.

So... How is their ad /da compared to   the Lavry Blue and Mytek 96/192?


I got so skeptical about the My.....incident that I am already thinking in other possibilities.

Thanks for any inputs.

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Re: Users of Hedd 192: impressions
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2008, 11:10:56 pm »

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Re: Users of Hedd 192: impressions
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2008, 12:22:16 am »

I agree with everything Cass said. I like the converters without the processing too. I have not made a comparison to the Blue or Mytek.
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Re: Users of Hedd 192: impressions
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2008, 06:30:48 am »

Alecio,

If you are referring to the "Process" knob on the front panel, that selector lets you choose where you want the colour functions to work. Either on the DA or on the AD, and then whatever bit rate.
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Re: Users of Hedd 192: impressions
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2008, 08:51:38 am »

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Re: Users of Hedd 192: impressions
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2008, 06:17:24 pm »

I like having the color options on the HEDD 192 in the toolbox.  Like the System 6000, it's not something I use all the time (maybe 1-2% or less?) but I like having it available when it's appropriate.  

As for the converters, I can't really comment.  I use it as a digital processor.
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Re: Users of Hedd 192: impressions
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2008, 06:01:34 am »

bblackwood wrote on Sat, 16 August 2008 22:51


Yah, you can use them separately (even at different Fs)


Hey Brad is it really possible to use the ADC & DAC at different sample rates simultaneously? If so would you mind explaining how?

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 As far as sound quality goes, I typically use my db Technologies DAC for playback, but the HEDD is used on occasion as well - it's a great DAC. The ADC is the only one I use - I've chosen it over and over again in the shootouts I've done. The latest revision converters are both incredibly nice...


Well after using the HEDD converters for my analog loop for many years I'm happy to report that the HEDD still holds it's own. The Lavry AD122-96 MkIII is definitely an improvement over the HEDD A/D but it hasn't made the HEDD redundant. I'm still using the DAC on the HEDD with it clocked from the Lavry & this combo is working really well. I've also got the HEDD's ADC on the second output of the Dangerous Master so I can A/B & choose what works best.

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Re: Users of Hedd 192: impressions
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2008, 09:04:05 am »

Matt_G wrote on Sun, 17 August 2008 05:01

bblackwood wrote on Sat, 16 August 2008 22:51


Yah, you can use them separately (even at different Fs)


Hey Brad is it really possible to use the ADC & DAC at different sample rates simultaneously? If so would you mind explaining how?

As long as you set the process function to AD or DA, the ADC will default to it's internal clock and the DAC will lock to whatever is feeding it.

I LOVE the HEDD ADC!
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Re: Users of Hedd 192: impressions
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2008, 11:25:31 am »

This flexibility means you can input analog audio to the HEDD, take a digital out, patch it to another device and then back to the HEDD for monitoring via its d/a.  VERY cool.  If you're one of those folks, like me, who likes to tap an L2 (1-2 dB) after the HEDD process you can still listen to the HEDD's d/a post L2.  It takes a minute to understand why it's such a great idea, but once you get it... it makes you wonder why every box doesn't do it.

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Re: Users of Hedd 192: impressions
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2008, 01:29:29 pm »

Hi,
Reading the PDF I realized the converters were upgraded to 192 circa 2005/6.

So it means that when you buy a Heddd 192 today, it comes already factory bundled with he latest 192k generation, right?

A few folks mention the unit "may" still hold its value..
aren't you referring to the previous converter generation, which were 96k-factory bundled?

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Re: Users of Hedd 192: impressions
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2008, 05:15:08 pm »

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