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

Florin Andrei florin at andrei.myip.org
Sun Jan 25 21:45:22 EST 2004

Ok, but in terms of flexibility and control, can i do with the M-Audio
the same things that i can do with RME?

I know that the RME ALSA drivers come with a utility to control the
board, which can be used to assign channels and so on.
How about the M-Audio? Is there anything similar for it? Or i only get
to control it with alsamixer? (which should be ok after all)

On Sun, 2004-01-25 at 17:49, D R Holsbeck wrote:
> 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?
Florin Andrei


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