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    What sounds good today, might not be good tomorrow : ) You don't have to use a interface for output. At this computer, there's the on-board sound, a Tascam US-144 mk2, a 384k DSD DAC, and I removed a NOS Philips 1543 DAC recently. The only good sound out of the lot comes from a 85watt amp from the late seventies. In the music room, I always have the Gina 3g, or, Layla 3g hooked-up, but I can listen to a number of DAC sections and power amps. Probably, my favorite in that room is a old 16-bit Fostex 8-track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garww View Post
    What sounds good today, might not be good tomorrow : ) You don't have to use a interface for output. At this computer, there's the on-board sound, a Tascam US-144 mk2, a 384k DSD DAC, and I removed a NOS Philips 1543 DAC recently. The only good sound out of the lot comes from a 85watt amp from the late seventies. In the music room, I always have the Gina 3g, or, Layla 3g hooked-up, but I can listen to a number of DAC sections and power amps. Probably, my favorite in that room is a old 16-bit Fostex 8-track.

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    Umm....What?

    I don't get how this relates to this thread at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Farview View Post
    Umm....What?

    I don't get how this relates to this thread at all.
    That was weird....
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    ..."what PC interface(s) would you suggest for me to use that its noticeably better for sound quality than what I am using now"

    Too many to count. But Prism is on the web, if you want to start somewhere

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    Since the tascam interfaces he mentioned are about $250 for 16 mic preamps, I'm not sure the $1700 Prism DAC will do him much good. Since it has no analog inputs, much less 16 with mic preamps.

    In fact, none of the interfaces have enough inputs...

    Then you mentioned that the only thing that sounded decent was an old stereo power amp from the 70's (not an interface), and an old 16 bit fostex 8-track (which is a re-branded ADAT machine and not an interface) That's where you completely lost us.
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    I have a feeling that the hacking/closure of 'Recordingreview.com' may have something to do with the weirdness going on here. IDK.
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    .."$250 for 16 mic preamps"

    Well, how cheap can we get. Still, Cheap has reached a great level, on the whole. Just don't push it : )

    The other stuff is just what sounds good. I'm just trying to suggest what sounds good today, might not sound good tomorrow. Maybe we find something that sounds good decade, after decade. All the Electronic MFG have to give us the latest and greatest, but that doesn't always mean it's better than last years model.

    It's simply plugging in the fones for the first time and saying to yourself; " That sounds good". As far as my interfaces go, I think my old Gina 20-bit sounds better than the newer 3g stuff. Short on features in comparison, but I think it does recording and playback better. It's not hooked up, of course : )

    The nude PIC I posted is the basic 2-channel - meant to illustrate circuitry. The 8-channel USB models are 18 I/O - so we can plug in that classy ada8000. hah

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    Or not...
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    Ummm...ok.
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    weird...
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