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Evaluating AD/DA loops by means of Audio Diffmaker
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Originally Posted by SteveDanger ➡️
v3 here
-1.000255224 s, 5.5185 dB (L), 5.5329 dB (R), -37.1676 dBFS (L), -38.5033 dBFS (R)

This time it's the right one.

To be added to the next issue of the list of the results.

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Old 5 days ago
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I have no idea if I did this correctly, but here are four stereo loop recordings - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/hfq5twgzr...f1f3cyTia?dl=0

There are two Fairlight SX-48 recordings. One as the clock master and the other as the clock slave to a DAD AX-32.

There are also two Trinnov D-Mon AD/DA recordings. One as master and one as slave to the AX-32. These are sans any processing and just treat the D-Mon as an AD/DA converter using the AES I/O. It seems like the calibration level of the AD stage and DA stage isn't identical in the D-Mon. It drops the audio level quite a bit.

I might try and give my Sound Devices 788 a spin over the weekend too.
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Originally Posted by Genelick ➡️
There are two Fairlight SX-48 recordings. One as the clock master and the other as the clock slave to a DAD AX-32.

Fairlight SX-48 Slaved to DAD AX-32.wav

-2.2091339 ms, 0.9739 dB (L), 0.9872 dB (R), -45.1512 dBFS (L), -46.4633 dBFS (R)

Is it
1) SX-48 DAC ---> AX-32 ADC with AX-32 clocking
or
2) SX-48 DAC ---> SX-48 ADC with AX-32 clocking ?

I would expect rather 2) but then what is the role of AX-32 in Fairlight SX-48 Slaved to DAD AX-32.wav?
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Fairlight SX-48 Slaved to DAD AX-32.wav

-2.2091339 ms, 0.9739 dB (L), 0.9872 dB (R), -45.1512 dBFS (L), -46.4633 dBFS (R)

Is it
1) SX-48 DAC ---> AX-32 ADC with AX-32 clocking
or
2) SX-48 DAC ---> SX-48 ADC with AX-32 clocking ?

I would expect rather 2) but then what is the role of AX-32 in Fairlight SX-48 Slaved to DAD AX-32.wav?

Yeah, it is #2 . I should have clarified - my AX-32 is digital only. It is the audio interface for my PT system. It has every digital I/O under the sun installed in it, but no AD/DA cards.

My Fairlight rig is long gone due to the Blackmagic buy out. The SX-48 is basically just an old converter between DAC/ADC/AES & MADI that I use to connect a bunch of hardware synths and a TC Reverb 6000. It is almost 20 years old!

All that changes between the two recordings is the device acting as the master clock.
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Originally Posted by Genelick ➡️
All that changes between the two recordings is the device acting as the master clock.
Hence for Fairlight SX-48 Master to DAD AX-32.wav the AX-32 does not matter, only acting as a digital inteface to PT:
-2.2091332 ms, 0.9736 dB (L), 0.9873 dB (R), -45.1481 dBFS (L), -46.4587 dBFS (R)

Trinnov tests to be measured later on.
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There are also two Trinnov D-Mon AD/DA recordings.
Trinnov D-Mon Master to DAD AX-32.wav
-1.957784 ms, 5.9433 dB (L), 5.8746 dB (R), -42.3267 dBFS (L), -43.7117 dBFS (R)

Trinnov D-Mon Slaved To DAD AX-32.wav
-1.957783 ms, 5.9432 dB (L), 5.8744 dB (R), -42.3208 dBFS (L), -43.7066 dBFS (R)

To be added to the next issue of the list of the results.

Loopback tests requested by forum members: Eventide H8000FW and Eventide H9000R (for confirming the ones at the top of the list of the results), Pacific Microsonics Model One and Model Two, SSL 2+, RME M-32 AD Pro --> M-32 DA Pro, RME M-1610 Pro, Audient iD14 MKII, Prism Dream DA-2 --> AD-2, BlackLion Audio Revolution 2×2, RME MADIface Pro, RME Fireface UCX II, SSL BiG SiX, Prism Sound Dream ADA-128, anything from Qes Lab, JCF, Burl and Linn, PreSonus Quantum 2626, PreSonus Studio 192, iZ RADAR, Avid HD OMNI, Cranborne Audio 500R8, Fractal Audio Systems Axe-Fx III. Of course any other one welcome!
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