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Re: The Apogee Converter thread. 16x unit care and feeding.
« Reply #60 on: May 04, 2009, 09:35:08 am »

Yes, I would say still the best quality option for multitrack conversion (relative to any reasonable cost).

I think Jay is sending me some of those screws, and then I will also do the jumper option.

Don't want to do it yet, because I have the DB-25 I/O cables carefully held in position with multiple tie-wraps, so they don't just "suddenly disappear."
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Re: The Apogee Converter thread. 16x unit care and feeding.
« Reply #61 on: May 04, 2009, 09:37:58 am »

Agreed, I think there is a reason we all deal with the other issues.  It does finally come down to the fact that they sound great.

tom

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Re: The Apogee Converter thread. 16x unit care and feeding.
« Reply #62 on: May 04, 2009, 02:27:01 pm »

tom eaton wrote on Mon, 04 May 2009 06:37

Agreed, I think there is a reason we all deal with the other issues.  It does finally come down to the fact that they sound great.

tom


As one of the most "vocal complainers" I agree completely.  They will always be in my rack for sure.  

Just wish they would fess up about those X-Firewire cards though.

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Re: The Apogee Converter thread. 16x unit care and feeding.
« Reply #63 on: May 04, 2009, 03:42:34 pm »

Understood, I just can't risk an upgrade to my mobile rig being a complete loss. I WANT THESE TO WORK!
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Re: The Apogee Converter thread. 16x unit care and feeding.
« Reply #64 on: May 05, 2009, 11:36:17 am »

Hello Guys,

I have been using the AD and DA 16x for a while now (maybe 2 years) with the HD card in them.  
The HD card came installed inside the AD and DA by the guys in Mercenary (thank you guys!!!!) and I haven't had much issues about them.

The only real complaint I have besides the metric screws (which I found a way, like Mr. Manning to make the DB25s "stay" in place) is that when running the Apogee's in Standard Routing (so PT sees them as one 192 so you can make hardware inserts), sometimes PT doesn't locate them properly and if its ran in the Advanced Routing, sometimes the order of the units change, meaning that PT sometimes thinks that the DA is connected first than the AD and vice versa.  But thats probably because I have the jumpers set to always on and I guess it just depends on the order the units power on.

Changing to another Apogee Converter...

I do have a complaint about the FW stuff.  A friend of mine bought one of the mini-DAC for his PC.  Even though it says it works with windows, IT DOESN'T.  The XP wasn't able to detect the FW interface of the mini-DAC.  We tried it on my mac and it worked flawlessly.  My friend had to run an M-Audio Fast Track Pro (LOL) and take the SPDIF output from it and plug it into the mini-DAC.

I do have to say, the converters on the mini-DAC sound really good!.  That's why it's worth to have the M-Audio just running the info digitally to the Apogee.  
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Re: The Apogee Converter thread. 16x unit care and feeding.
« Reply #65 on: May 10, 2009, 06:35:50 pm »

Nacho, is there a driver you have to download to get it to work with Windows?  that's usually the case to get ANYTHING to work with Windows.  
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Re: The Apogee Converter thread. 16x unit care and feeding.
« Reply #66 on: May 10, 2009, 10:57:30 pm »

J.J. Blair wrote on Sun, 10 May 2009 17:35

Nacho, is there a driver you have to download to get it to work with Windows?  that's usually the case to get ANYTHING to work with Windows.  


The driver was downloaded.  The setup wizard didn't detect the firewire interface of the Mini-DAC.  
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Re: The Apogee Converter thread. 16x unit care and feeding.
« Reply #67 on: May 28, 2009, 10:07:38 pm »

Yesterday I received a nice care package from Apogee, with the metric DB-25-holding screws and some new power switches.

For the first time my AD/DA-X cables are solid and tight, and not held up by tie wraps!

Thanks Jay and Apogee guys!

Terry
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