Imac g5 external soundcard.

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Imac g5 external soundcard.

Post by euterke » Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:19 pm

I'm just wondering what is the best soundcard with adat for a imac G5.

I already own a RME Multiface for my PCs but it's no use for the Imac. So I'm looking for the best deal (quality vs price) ?

Any clue?

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Post by inis » Mon Nov 14, 2005 10:04 pm

I just thought i would point out one thing i heard to aid in your search. Because alot of people dont use iMac's (although sometimes i wish i had the money for one)....

I had heard that firewire devices plugged into iMac and Mac Mini's, when they are immediatly plugged in, get immediate power. And constant power, even if the computer is turned off. Now, i heard this so long ago and i didnt pay alot of attention, so please someone feel free to correct the specifics, but it is something along those lines. So obviously hot-plugging worries come into play, etc.

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Post by buzzcock » Mon Nov 14, 2005 10:27 pm

I can't say enough good things about my Metric Halo MIO 2882. Great sound, great support from MH Labs, optionally buss powered. (Only wish it had a power button.)
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Post by AdamJay » Mon Nov 14, 2005 10:31 pm

you need adat?
check out the Yamaha i88x
about 4ms in.out latency on 10.4.3 with latest MLan.
low cpu overhead.
good price.

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Post by smart1123 » Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:12 pm

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Post by claudek » Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:15 pm

nice words on the Edirol Firewire.
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Post by euterke » Wed Nov 23, 2005 1:46 pm

I'm wondering if the Motu 828 mkII sounds good?

Any experience with it ?

Latency ? CPU ?

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Post by Rahlo » Wed Nov 23, 2005 3:22 pm

euterke wrote:I'm wondering if the Motu 828 mkII sounds good?

Any experience with it ?

Latency ? CPU ?
the 828 mk2 and the traveler are as solid as they come. the drivers are great, and the latency is low. I've used Motu interfaces for years now, and rarely is there a problem with them.


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