[linux-audio-user] RME Multiface vs. M-Audio Delta 1010
D R Holsbeck
drh at niptron.com
Sun Jan 25 23:10:45 EST 2004
The RME has a much nicer mixer app. There is Envycontrol24 for the
If the difference in price is more important than quality, go with the
Delta. Its a decent unit and I have yet to come across anything bad with
it. But the RME will give you better performance in the long run. Maybe
add a cardbus for your laptop, which the delta will not do. Plus you can
allways add a Digiface box later for more channels. My current setup
also includes a Tascam DM24 digital console. Which works with the RME
On Sun, 2004-01-25 at 20:45, Florin Andrei wrote:
> 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?
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