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post #16 of 180
The card does come with analog outputs though? Or would I need to buy something else to get an analog signal direction from the card?
post #17 of 180
Quote:
Originally posted by Harrath
The card does come with analog outputs though? Or would I need to buy something else to get an analog signal direction from the card?
Yes, it comes with analog inputs and outputs on the card (1/4" jacks).
post #18 of 180
Thread Starter 
@whit
I'm trying to decide whether to order the Sunrise adapter from Headroom, or a Hosa adapter from another pro-aduio site. The former is more appealing, since it doesn't have a cable in between the two connetors, and it must sound pretty good since it's on Headroom, right? Oh yeah, headroom sells tha HD212
I also might just sell my IC's and buy a new pair that terminates to a 1/4" plug.


@harrath
Yes it has an analog output built onto the card, nothing else is necessary.
post #19 of 180
is the analog out on the card two rca jacks or just a stereo out jack?
post #20 of 180
Thread Starter 
It's just a 1/4" stereo jack, just like you would find on most headphone amps, not that I've tried plugging my headphones directly into it, though the manual says you can
post #21 of 180
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Iron_Dreamer
[B]I also might just sell my IC's and buy a new pair that terminates to a 1/4" plug.
QUOTE]

Or you could always make your own
post #22 of 180
So, to sum up on this card's connections:

On card:
1/4" analog stereo jack input
1/4" analog stereo jack output
S/PDIF optical toslink digital input
S/PDIF optical toslink digital output

Standard breakout cable:
S/PDIF coaxial RCA (phono) digital input
S/PDIF coaxial RCA (phono) digital output

Optional breakout cable:
S/PDIF coaxial RCA (phono) digital input
S/PDIF coaxial RCA (phono) digital output
AES/EBU XLR digital input
AES/EBU XLR digital output


Iron Dreamer, would you please confirm or deny these assertions?
post #23 of 180
Thread Starter 
Indeed. Hmmm, bullet plugs+ silver solder + 99.99% silver teflon-coated cable + neutrik 1/4" plug = good? Alas, but how to shield very well from the horrors of PC and CRT induced RFI and EMI?
post #24 of 180
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by Guild
So, to sum up on this card's connections:

On card:
1/4" analog stereo jack input
1/4" analog stereo jack output
S/PDIF optical toslink digital input
S/PDIF optical toslink digital output

Standard breakout cable:
S/PDIF coaxial RCA (phono) digital input
S/PDIF coaxial RCA (phono) digital output

Optional breakout cable:
S/PDIF coaxial RCA (phono) digital input
S/PDIF coaxial RCA (phono) digital output
AES/EBU XLR digital input
AES/EBU XLR digital output


Iron Dreamer, would you please confirm or deny these assertions?
You are correct! And your prize is....

There are also avalianle modules for word clock input/output, and extra analog inputs/outputs, but cheap they are not.
post #25 of 180
Just wrap it um in aluminum foil

You can always get some braided shielding.
post #26 of 180
Thread Starter 
Hmmmm, then just attach the shield to the ground channel, at both ends, right? I will have to look into this, see what I can do this job for.
post #27 of 180
As a general rule I'd avoid Hosa products as they aren't really very good.
post #28 of 180
You handy with a soldering iron, Iron?

-Ed
post #29 of 180
Thread Starter 
Well, I've been good enough to get along so far, I've already had to do some work on this headphone amp. Jasper knows; hell he's even held the cable while I soldered!
post #30 of 180

Re: WOW!, the RME Digi 96/8 PAD is great!

Quote:
Originally posted by Iron_Dreamer
All I can say is WOW!

The analog output of this card is pretty damn stunning, better even than my modded DI/O. I was hoping it would sound almost as good, but it is a signifcant deal better. Instruments have more air around them, and the bass is tighter and better controlled than I've ever heard. I've heard some redbook songs with bass approaching the sound of the Metallica - s/t DVD-A I heard at the recent LA meet. Detail is also slightly improved over the DI/O, most likely because each instrument sounds better seperated than before, so minor details come to the fore more easily.

The digital output to the DI/O definitely sounds better than it does with the Delta 410, but I think the internal DAC does a better job than the DI/O, as mentioned above.

Slaving the Delta 410 to the clock signal of the RME does produce a moderately better result, for both its' digital and analog output, but they still cannot touch the RME's performance.

Let me reiterate; this card is on a whole different level of sound performance from everything I've heard before, and I'm quite frankly amazed that a soundcard could sound this good.
How’s the Windows Driver integration?

Do keyboard volume controls work in applications?

It doesn’t have more then 2-channel stereo, no sub out.

I’ve used a few M-Audio cards and when I use my $800 CAL tube DAC from the motherboards 24/96 digital optical out, its 10X’s better so I know exactly what you mean.

I like the optical digital outs but the RCA’s on the back (not on the break-out device) are either analog or digital in and out??? They say, “output can be routed to each of the 4 stereo pairs” 4 stereo pairs? I only see 1. They give you a dedicated optical in and out but only one set of RCA’s.

Nice card. I may sell both my M-Audio Revolution 7.1 and Delta 410 cards and pick up one of these or something similar just for **** and giggles.

Enjoy!!
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