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Re: Preamps that accept external clocking
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2011, 07:49:07 PM »
First off Pre-Amp's are analog by definition so there is no word clock to sync too.   I think what you are asking is what AD's that will sync with an external word clock.

The non-Optimod V3 has wordclock out only
The AD-1000 and 500's support WC in/out/thru (the 1000 supports syncing to many different formats on it's BNC or TOSlink in)
The Mytek 192 has WC in/out/thru
The SD USBPre2 can sync to clock on SPDIF in (so you can link multiple USBPre2's, or mix with other AD's that can sync to SPDIF)

Only the AD-1000, SD USBPre2, and V3 have a built in pre-amp. 

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Re: Preamps that accept external clocking
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2011, 11:46:41 PM »
First off Pre-Amp's are analog by definition so there is no word clock to sync too.   I think what you are asking is what AD's that will sync with an external word clock.

The non-Optimod V3 has wordclock out only
The AD-1000 and 500's support WC in/out/thru (the 1000 supports syncing to many different formats on it's BNC or TOSlink in)
The Mytek 192 has WC in/out/thru
The SD USBPre2 can sync to clock on SPDIF in (so you can link multiple USBPre2's, or mix with other AD's that can sync to SPDIF)

Only the AD-1000, SD USBPre2, and V3 have a built in pre-amp.

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Re: Preamps that accept external clocking
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2011, 07:42:58 PM »
Everybody knocks the AD1K but with a little ventilation I didn't think it was all that bad.  I recently sold one off but only because the size was awkward.  I liked the sound and the feature set was hard to beat. 

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Re: Preamps that accept external clocking
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2011, 12:37:55 AM »
Everybody knocks the AD1K but with a little ventilation I didn't think it was all that bad.  I recently sold one off but only because the size was awkward. I liked the sound and the feature set was hard to beat.

very true. AFAIK, Heath stockpiles them for that reason.
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Re: Preamps that accept external clocking
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2011, 04:29:13 AM »

I've fooled around with the Tascam US800 some but not with a SPDIF input. The manual states that in standalone mode it will lock to the incoming SPDIF signal. When used with computer you can set the clock to internal (and adjust the rate) or incoming SPDIF.

In standalone mode the outputs default to

analog 1/2 = analog inputs 1/2
SPDIF = analog inputs 3/4
headphone = mixer (all inputs summed)

So I'm guessing you could sync it with a deck with SPDIF out to gain 2-6 more channels.

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Re: Preamps that accept external clocking
« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2011, 12:43:53 PM »
Samples would be cool.  Yeah I have had that US-800 loaded in the cart but can never hit the buy button.  since I do do some multitracking the DI inputs seemed nice...And since it is fairly new I was hoping that Tascam put the same pre's as the 680 in it?  But like you said it just looks flimsy. 

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Re: Preamps that accept external clocking
« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2011, 05:42:35 PM »
Another solution is to use a sample rate converter with the adc of your choice. I had a look round for DC powered ones the other day

AJA ADA4
http://www.aja.com/products/converters/converters-hd-ada4.php

and Z-systems Zlink96
http://www.richwinslow.com/projects/zsystems/zlink96mini.php


 

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