[LAU] New hardware setup for recording (not same as existing threads)

Dale Kazakore Powell dj_kaza at hotmail.com
Tue May 26 11:05:07 UTC 2015

On 26/05/15 17:19, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Mon, 25 May 2015 17:23:13 -0400, Martin Cracauer wrote:
>> what do I use for analog to ADAT?
> As several people from this mailing list I've got a Behringer ADA8000.
> The power supply gets very hot, so it can't be mounted to a rack, at
> least not without much space below and above the ADA's case. The
> cost-benefit ratio is very good. Perhaps somebody has got experiences
> with the successor ADA8200. IMO the Behringer ADA8000 is ok.
> _______________________________________________

Best practice is to always have 1U above and below any piece of kit if 
you have the space anyway. I always try to and if I can't I try and 
judge the least heat generating/sensitive pieces of equipment to adjust 

I owned a ADA8000 for a few years. Agree they run very hot! Although 
mine seemed to intermittently, rather than always. More strangely it 
would sometimes start to output a high level pure noise a few minutes 
after turning on (possibly frying capacitor noise, or that's what it 
reminded me of from repairing VTRs with audio faults.) Turn it and on 
again 10 minutes later and it would usually work fine again for a whole 
session/day/whatever. I sold it about a year ago and as far as I know it 
is still in use today, which slightly surprised me (I had thought it 
must be on it's last legs and hadn't plugged it in since migrating from 
a desktop to a laptop a couple of years previously.)

Your biggest problem (not you Ralf, but the OP Martin) is that you have 
not mentioned your budget anywhere. Would be good to know if you want to 
look at Behringer level products or RME/Apogee level products! ;-)


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