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Post by pigeonfarmboy » 14 Nov 2013 15:11

Been really happy with my Apogee interfaces for many years. Surprised nobody has mentioned them so far.

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Post by rkay5 » 15 Nov 2013 02:06

As said earlier the Mytek Stereo 192 DSD DAC and a Mytek Stereo 192 ADC or other high end proaudio ADC the SQ is to die for

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Post by SL-1800 » 09 Jan 2014 15:24

Lol. In the "eweww" category I see the discontinued $20 SoundBlaster Live 24 bit USB has been shoved under the rug. :wink:

I rip at 24/96000 and save initially using AIFF format. With better ears and wife not looking over my shoulder, I would love to try several of the USB units listed at beginning of the thread...

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Post by Werner » 16 Jan 2014 07:26

Alva Nanoface

http://www.alva-audio.de/nanoface/en_index.php

USB, bus-powered, RCA inputs and outputs on a breakout cable.
96kHz/24bit.

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Post by Werner » 27 Jan 2014 07:07

Tascam DA-3000.

http://tascam.com/content/images/univer ... p_user.jpg

Spiritual successor to my DV-RA1000.

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Post by Dimal » 27 Jan 2014 08:18

Very interesting unit Werner and not overly expensive either...

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Post by packgrog » 27 Jan 2014 18:48

I use a TC Electronic Desktop Konnekt 6. It's a BUS-powered (ie: lower noise) Firewire device with independent hardware gain control for each channel. It seems to work fairly well as an ADC, but I'm not terribly impressed with the headphone output. Given that it's Firewire, this obviously limits its usage.

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Post by jiiteepee » 27 Jan 2014 22:08

packgrog wrote:I use a TC Electronic Desktop Konnekt 6. It's a BUS-powered (ie: lower noise) Firewire device with independent hardware gain control for each channel. It seems to work fairly well as an ADC, but I'm not terribly impressed with the headphone output. Given that it's Firewire, this obviously limits its usage.
Hmm... does the headphone output suffer from low power ? Any diference if you plug in the external power supply?

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Post by packgrog » 28 Jan 2014 17:35

jiiteepee wrote:
packgrog wrote:I use a TC Electronic Desktop Konnekt 6. It's a BUS-powered (ie: lower noise) Firewire device with independent hardware gain control for each channel. It seems to work fairly well as an ADC, but I'm not terribly impressed with the headphone output. Given that it's Firewire, this obviously limits its usage.
Hmm... does the headphone output suffer from low power ? Any diference if you plug in the external power supply?
Valid question. I'll give that a try. To be fair, the Denon AH-D2000 headphones that I use are pretty finicky with proper amp pairing, so it may or may not make a difference.

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Post by Cogito » 06 Mar 2014 01:05

Knowzy wrote:TerraTech PhonoPreAmp iVinyl http://www.terratec.net/en/products/Pho ... _2064.html (consumer, $)
24/96- rare for this price range.
+1 for the TerraTech. I bought mine with the full PC board and front panel. You also get the USB preamp which works well. The ONLY irritant is that you need to apply the software updates which require you to enter the license number for each update. But it's easy to use and does a very very good job.

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Post by Tonybro » 01 May 2014 22:02

I use just the built-in ADC in my PC and then use Wave Corretor to capture, scan and convert. Developed by someone that understands audio and can capture at up to 96KHz in 24bit. Not that expensive either.

Works really well. Yes, you will probably be able to measure noise in there but I playback on a Microsoft Surface Pro tablet PC/Meridian USB DAC and Bower & Wilkins P7 cans when staying away and it sounds really, really good.

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Post by sylvain999 » 01 Aug 2014 02:32

I am using the big brother of this one (UR 44)I record in 24/192khz via soundforge 11.Super satisfied. Sounds good and stable like a rock. And it is cheap.

http://www.amazon.com/Steinberg-UR22-2- ... B00B1FFPYO

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Post by DoubleXP » 05 Aug 2014 18:58

Hello,

I'm using a Behringer U-Phoria UMC204. This interface is not too expensive (about 118 Euro).

I have integrated the interface via a tape-loop into my stereo system and I'm digitizing analogue sources with Audacity (at 24bit/88,2kHz via ASIO). I'm very satisfied with the results.

The headphone-output is a little weak with high impedance headphones. I think all USB bus-powered interfaces have that problem because the 5 Volt supplied from USB is to low to drive a 600 Ohm headphone properly.

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Post by VonMagnum » 24 Aug 2014 02:22

I'm using a PreSonus with my 2008 Macbook Pro using a Firewire interface and Logic Pro to record (i.e. I used the setup originally to record my own album). It will do 24/96 just fine. There's a lot of nice editing software out there as well (e.g. ClickRepair, iZo RX, Audacity, etc.), each with their own strengths (and prices).

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Post by Peter Galbavy » 10 Feb 2015 09:26

Just ordered a Creative Sound Blaster E5 headphone amp/DAC/ADC.

http://uk.creative.com/p/sound-blaster/sound-blaster-e5

The reviews for playback are mostly on the positive side, very few comments about recording quality so we shall see, but the components sound good. The 96/24 recording is confirmed in the specs under "Learn More" link under main specs.

Lists for £170 but I found it online for £122 (plus P&P) from an unknown-to-me e-tailer so I went with More Computers for £133 inc. half price next day delivery.

Will update once I know more.

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