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Apogee AD1000 Relevance Today? Other Questions.
« on: January 25, 2014, 10:32:01 PM »
I have an Apogee AD1000 from the old days.  In fact, so old I forgot what some of the cables are for.  Looks like one might be for AES and the other SPDIF.  Can someone identify the cables in the pics attached? 

How relevant is an AD1000 today given all the portables with 24/96 recording ability?  I'm not sure I even want to use this anymore, but if I did, does anyone still service these?  How could I power it today with the smaller new batteries like the Tekkeons?

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Re: Apogee AD1000 Relevance Today? Other Questions.
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2014, 11:34:49 PM »
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Re: Apogee AD1000 Relevance Today? Other Questions.
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2014, 09:25:07 PM »
The cable is the 15pin cable that provides 12V DC power on the XLR-4 and SPDIF COAX out

The unit pulls 1.5A at 12V with the Pre-Amp on and about 1A at 12V with it off  - you could run it off a newer Li-Ion battery like a BG-10-14-100 etc but you need to make sure it's running around 12v  - it does pull alot of juice though

The AD-1000 runs at upto 20bit 48Khz output and as Jon points out has very acceptable dynamic range - much better then the Sony PCM-M10 for example which is at 87dB

You will be very hard pressed to find anyone whom will touch this unit for repairs as Apogee has never release schematics and refuses to do so (from a well known Audio Repair company)

Also note that the item that fails most on these is the clock module which sets the sampling rate and drives the ADC - this is a custom Apogee sealed module that is "not user serviceable" and is not replaceable anymore - You can clock these from external sources though so all is not lost but this may complicate your setup

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Re: Apogee AD1000 Relevance Today? Other Questions.
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2014, 12:04:31 AM »
Funny story about this. Years ago i called up apogee about the ability to fix this unit , the guy put me on speaker phone and asked me to ask my question again , i did and i heard laughing. He then recommenced the mini me

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Re: Apogee AD1000 Relevance Today? Other Questions.
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2014, 12:29:03 PM »
Former AD1000 owner here.

They sound great. They do draw lots of current and get very warm when used for long times. That heat seems to eventually result in the AD not working anymore and it is impossible to get it fixed if it dies. When mine died I bought a Mini-me and I was very happy with it for a while.
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Re: Apogee AD1000 Relevance Today? Other Questions.
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2014, 03:51:51 AM »
Former AD1000 owner here.

They sound great. They do draw lots of current and get very warm when used for long times. That heat seems to eventually result in the AD not working anymore and it is impossible to get it fixed if it dies. When mine died I bought a Mini-me and I was very happy with it for a while.

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Re: Apogee AD1000 Relevance Today? Other Questions.
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2014, 04:11:16 AM »
Former AD1000 owner here.

They sound great. They do draw lots of current and get very warm when used for long times. That heat seems to eventually result in the AD not working anymore and it is impossible to get it fixed if it dies. When mine died I bought a Mini-me and I was very happy with it for a while.

Best grilled cheese samwich I ever scored in "da lot" after a show came off the surface of an AD-1000...  :)


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