[LAU] Using an RME Multiface II as a DAC/ADC converter box

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To: Linux Audio User <linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Friday, December 7, 2012 - 5:49 pm

Currently my recording setup is an RME Multiface II connected to their
PCI-E card, which of course works great in Jack. I'd like to find a way
to take advantage of the 8 ADAT i/o's so I could have 16 i/o's in use
total.

The funny thing is though that almost all the standalone converter boxes
made by RME, Lynx, and just about everyone else that have 8 i/o's and an
ADAT port are around $1700-2000 USD. It seems odd that RME can manage
to put 8 analog i/o's with nice converters into a Multiface II box and
sell it for $700-900 but they can't give you the same thing without the
computer uplink for less than $1700. Look at the comparative prices to
see what I mean:

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Multiface2

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ADI8ProDS/

I don't know what more the ADI-8 series would be giving me that the
Multiface doesn't, but whatever it is, I don't think I need
it...especially not for $1900.

So do you think it would be possible (or weird?) to just get another
Multiface box and hook it up to my first one via the ADAT and word clock
ports, and have it provide another 8 i/o's visible from the first one's
mixer as ADAT channels? Would that even work? The pertinent thing here
is that I *wouldn't* be getting it its own PCI card -- it would entirely
be a slave of the first Multiface (provided that's possible). It seems
silly, but maybe not so silly if it could save about $1000.

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[LAU] Using an RME Multiface II as a DAC/ADC converter box, Brent Busby, (Fri Dec 7, 5:49 pm)
Re: [LAU] Using an RME Multiface II as a DAC/ADC converter box, Florian Paul Schmidt, (Fri Dec 7, 5:50 pm)
Re: [LAU] Using an RME Multiface II as a DAC/ADC converter box, Florian Paul Schmidt, (Fri Dec 7, 6:08 pm)