[linux-audio-user] RME Multiface vs. M-Audio Delta 1010

D R Holsbeck drh at niptron.com
Sun Jan 25 20:49:47 EST 2004

I have a 3 Delta 1010s. I bought 3 1010ai(adat interface) boxes so I can
use them with my RME Digiface.

I like the Deltas converters, but the unterface is only so so. The RME
is much nicer. Also the support from RME has been better than the
support from M-Audio.

I would go with the RME, they are worth the extra cost.

On Sun, 2004-01-25 at 17:42, Florin Andrei wrote:
> I'm comparing the RME Multiface with the M-Audio Delta 1010 (the full
> model, not the LT).
> Both things provide 8 balanced analog ins/outs (and balanced is very
> important to me), some digital ins/outs (the M-Audio provides only
> SPDIF, RME has SPDIF and optical) and MIDI. Both are fully supported by
> ALSA. Both can do 96kHz/24bit.
> M-Audio Delta doesn't have headphones output.
> The big difference is the price.
> RME Multiface can be bought in the US for like $920 (the breakout box
> plus the PCI card).
> M-Audio Delta 1010 is $600 total; even if i stick to it a 4-way
> headphone amp, it's still only $700.
> What do i lose if i go the M-Audio way, instead of the RME?
> I know the RME stuff are more like sound routers (can combine the
> channels in a very flexible fashion), plus they do a lot of things with
> 0% CPU load.
> How's the M-Audio Delta in this regard? Can i do the same clever things
> with it?

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