[Ardour-Users] Experience Focusrite Scarlett 18i20

Jörn Nettingsmeier nettings at stackingdwarves.net
Mon Aug 21 02:49:56 PDT 2017

On 08/20/2017 10:36 PM, Tim wrote:
> A possible alternative I can organize is a RME Digiface with two ADA8000. But for laptop use I would have to purchase a cardbus to express card 34 adapter (performance?).
> The pres of the ADA8000 should be enough to record some demo stuff.

In my experience the Focusrite analog stages and converters are better 
than the ADA8000, although I haven't measured them.
(Haven't used a 18i20 yet, but I did use the old Pro26 and the Liquid 56 
for professional recording, although for critical signals I had two 
Micstasies hooked up to their ADAT ports. I was never annoyed by the the 
Focusrite preamps. That said, I'm also not a person to be inspired by a 
preamp, I just want something that does the job correctly.)

The ADA8000 are fine in all except noise and reliability of the PSU (the 
latter has been fixed in the successor model, ADA8200 IIRC).

Jörn Nettingsmeier
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