[Ardour-Users] PreSonus Digimax FS or 96k experiences?

Thomas Vecchione seablaede at gmail.com
Mon Jan 21 14:04:09 PST 2008

I have been using the FS tied to my RME for a while now and been fairly
happy with it.  I have not had need to record anything to quiet with it
though to show any limits in range, just spoken word and some digital

Sorry can't give you more info than that.


On Jan 21, 2008 3:48 PM, Justin M. Streiner <streiner at cluebyfour.org> wrote:

> Has anyone used any of the PreSonus Digimax pieces, particularly the FS or
> the 96k in either a studio or live environment with Ardour?
> They both meet the majority of my checklist items for A/D interfaces,
> namely:
> 8 channels
> good preamps
> XLR or XLR/TRS combo inputs
> 48V phantom power on all inputs, either individually or group switchable
> phantom power must be hard-switchable, i.e. no software-only control
> at least 48k sample rate
> ADAT outs
> word clock in/out
> built-in power supply strongly preferred
> The FS looks like a nice box for the money but my concerns with it are 1.
> that it has an external power supply (rack clutter = bad) and 2. the
> dynamic range is a little on the low side (105 dB A-weighted).  The 96k
> has a built-in power supply and around 120 dB of range, but is around USD
> 800 more per box.  105 dB is probably fine for recording live shows but is
> a bit of a concern for studio work.
> I occasionally have to record in places where there is a fair amount of
> interference, particularly FM bleed, so preamps that are properly shielded
> and cleanly dressed are a must.
> Either piece would be taking word clock from my existing source (RME
> Digiface)
> I've read several reviews of both pieces, but I'm interested in any
> experiences that the Ardour community has had with them.  I'm also looking
> at pieces from other vendors.
> Thanks in advance
> jms
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