[linux-audio-user] External DAC for mastering use?

Daniel James daniel at mondodesigno.com
Tue Mar 23 05:27:02 EST 2004

> I'm not familiar with those monitors. Someone I know
> that has been mastering for years uses Tannoy. I
> forget the model.

These ones were made for the domestic rather than the studio market, 
but the design is essentially the same:


> Is the studio in the house?

Currently its about 18 miles away, but I might convert a building in 
the garden for recording purposes. Do you know what the limitations 
on the length of S/PDIF cables are?

> I'm not familiar with the 1010. Does it have A/D with
> a pair of A and D for I/O?

Yes, it has eight in/out jacks plus S/PDIF.

> A good preamp is a fine example of bang for the buck.

Absolutely - there are some very cheap mixers around now, but I do 
wonder about the quality of their analogue engineering. Personally, 
I'm very satisfied with the analogue stuff we have now, and I know 
the limitations are in my lack of skill, not the equipment.

> If you do any accoustical design on the room,
> definitely post a message.

I will - it's all an experiment as far as I'm concerned. I've found I 
learn the most that way.



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