October 10, 2006


by Chris Randall

Okay, A/D with a cheapness. I need balanced analog input, AES output. Obviously the M-Audio Flying Cow will fit the bill, but just thinking about buying something where even a penny will end up with the shareholders of Avid gives me the cold sweats; I can't bring myself to do it. Anyone have another option they'd like to expound?


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Oct.11.2006 @ 11:46 AM
I'll put in a vote for an echo audio Layla 24/96; this unit has great sound, no wall wart & rock solid drivers (which the company is still upgrading despite the unit being discontinued). Echo is a great company with little/no hype I'm using my Layla as a "digital-analog fx loop"; the I/0's go to guitar stompboxes, various filters, etc.

Having said that and being somewhat familiar with CR's philosophy, I suspect he'll wind up getting the best (Rosetta 800)


Oct.11.2006 @ 12:40 PM
Adam Schabtach
You just haven't been able to sleep at night since I bought my Rosetta 800. Admit it.



Oct.11.2006 @ 4:30 PM
Wade Alin
you should give Adam some one up-in' and go buy the Lynx Aurora 8. Or hell, the 16. Honestly, I just want to know how they sound ; )



Oct.11.2006 @ 8:47 PM
Sorry; I didn't pay attention to the AES thing and blindly starting recommending "budget convertors I have known." And you're right, the Last Adat is Laughably Huge. But it sounds surprisingly good (I played bass on somebody's CD in somebody's studio that was using one and it sounded great). Anyway, you can't lose with Aurora. (Actually, come to think of it, if you find a Benchmark AD2496-4 they're all AES and sound amazing; I used to have one.)

Oct.12.2006 @ 10:19 AM
Aenemone Carbuncler
just noticed the Joemeek TwinQ link [www.joemeek.com]">link [www.joemeek.com]
has AES. I have a new 3Q and love it(for the price) it has a lot of character, and feels very well made.
...i know, you'll get the Rosetta anyway...

Oct.12.2006 @ 11:21 AM
the flying cow has been discontinued.

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