Are there differences in different A/D converters?
Marc Daniel Nelson shares with us his thoughts on this question, as well as some of his favourite converters!
The barrier between analog and digital should not limit the listening experience. Benchmark’s digital converter technology maintains the sense of musical engagement that was originally present when the sounds were created. The life of the music is never lost in a quagmire of digital artifacts. The depth is never hidden, the image is never smeared. Benchmark converters always deliver faithfully and consistently. The ADC1 continues Benchmark’s tradition of excellence.
The ADC1 is a 2-channel 192-kHz 24-bit analog-to-digital audio converter with an unprecedented feature set. This converter was designed to consistently deliver reference quality conversion in ‘real-world’ conditions. It features Benchmark’s jitter-immune UltraLock™ clock system and an extraordinary analog front-end.
Antelope Audio Orion32 HD
Compatible with any DAW via HDX or USB 3.0, this new Pro Tools HD and Native-ready interface represents everything Antelope Audio stands for. Zero-latency monitoring, streaming of 64-channel 24-bit/192 kHz audio, flawless clocking, pristine AD/DA conversion, extensive connectivity, and more.
Burl Audio B2 ADC
The B2 Bomber is designed for great specifications, but more importantly, it is designed to give you the ultimate in recording tone. For years now people have been trying to figure out why their digital recordings dont have the warmth and feel of analog tape recordings. We try using tube mic pres and great compressors, but there is still something missing. There is still that blurriness, that graininess and lack of depth that comes with digital recordings.
BURL Audio has solved this problem by designing an analog audio path that is complimentary to your mic pre and to the analog to digital process. By using a revolutionary hybrid circuit with a proprietary transformer, the BURL AUDIO BX1, and a discrete class-A, zero feedback, zero capacitor signal path, we have achieved dynamic and tonal balance.
JCF Audio AD8
The AD8 is the first platform for new PEP technology. After carefully studying attributes of various recording media, Power Equalization Processing was created to counteract a fundamental sonic dilemma that is ubiquitous in the digital recording era. PEP accomplishes this with no measured steady-state distortion, noise or net change in frequency response whatsoever. The AD8 returns musicality to multichannel tracking and paves the way for the future of recorded music; just add some PEP.
Watch the video below to learn more about Marc’s philosophy on digital conversion!