[ardour-users] A decent sound card for Ardour

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Thu Jan 25 08:19:36 PST 2007

On 1/25/07, Justin M. Streiner <streiner at cluebyfour.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 25 Jan 2007, Mark Knecht wrote:
> >   I personally love what Behringer does for certain price points but
> > personally I would *never* put any of their units in my main
> > monitoring path.
> Along these same lines, I've read numerous reviews (mailing lists,
> retailer product reviews, third-party reviews, etc) of the Behringer
> ADA8000 A/D converter and the reviews seem to be quite positive,
> especially considering the USD $229 price point.

Actually, the ADA8000 got a really excellent review a year or two ago
in TapeOp. They loved the sound even in comparison to pretty much
everything except the top end. I cannot remember if the ADA8000 takes
an external clock but if it does I'd be pretty sure that TapeOp used
it that way, and if it doesn't then it probably gets beat on the top
end by devices that do.

Anyway, it was a memorable review.

As for using the ADA8000 in a rack mount or road case I'd be careful
as again Behringer stuff tends to break down very quicklt.

- Mark

> For the people here who have used them, what are your thoughts?  Good,
> bad, or indifferent, I'm curious.  If there's something out there that's
> better at an at least somewhat similar price point, let me know,
> considering they would see both studio and live use.  There are lots of
> good 8-pack rackmount studio A/D and/or D/A converters out there, but
> paying USD $1,000 or more apiece just doesn't make financial sense right
> now, since I'd need 3 of them for my rig.  Also, many studio boxes aren't
> well suited to or designed for life in a road case.
> jms
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