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Henrik Vogel

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Yamaha DA2X - opinions?
« on: September 10, 2005, 07:26:06 am »

I'm in the business for a decent stereo DA-converter for monitoring, and happened to see a used Yamaha DA2X for not too much money. From what I gather, it's an old unit which is no longer produced. Has anyone tried it? Could it still be of use or has the advancements in technology made it obsolete?

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Henrik
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Re: Yamaha DA2X - opinions?
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2005, 11:00:12 am »

Henrik Vogel wrote on Sat, 10 September 2005 07:26

I'm in the business for a decent stereo DA-converter for monitoring, and happened to see a used Yamaha DA2X for not too much money. From what I gather, it's an old unit which is no longer produced. Has anyone tried it? Could it still be of use or has the advancements in technology made it obsolete?

Thanks,
Henrik



Good for their day, but 20 bit 8x oversampling and max at 48k. IMHO, you'd be better off going with the newer Yam converters. 24 bit 96k, 128x oversampling. The improvements that Asahi-Kasei has made to their chips over the timespan since the DA2x came out and now, are quite noticable. Prices have gone way down also since it was first released. Unless you are getting the DA2X very, very cheap, you can probably buy the latest converters new for less price than the DA2x goes for used.
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Re: Yamaha DA2X - opinions?
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2005, 01:15:47 am »

THanks for this. I usually work in 48 kHz, so that's no problem, and the dynamic range is 110dB which is still better than many lower priced 24 bit DA's out there. But of course you are right, technology has moved forwards a lot over the last ten years. The unit is about $300.

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