God damn, I hate gearslutz. What a bunch of douchebags.
Its a crazy place. The only advice and tid-bits I ever pick up from there any more are practical, I almost never go there for gear recommendations or advice as there is always someone with an ax to grind or an agenda. Not everyone, but man its getting harder and harder to wade through the muck.
Back on track here, I met most of the Antelope guys at AES and got a run through of their gear, they make some sick stuff. They make a clock thats like $7-8k...for a master clock, and it looks like a piece of artwork to boot.
Also dollar for dollar their new Orion 32 is just amazing for how many channels of conversion you get for the price.
Oh and Mike, don't get me going on the audiophile forums...I have just started getting into Hi-Rez downloads and the guys at most of the audiophile forums are nuts!!! Its definitly a game for the rich to play.
Yes I am aware of the Orion 32, I would say, it has a really good value depending on your needs.
If you want a monitor controller in your studio, Orion 32 might not be for you...especially if you want a relay based, I would had consider it if I had a RME HDSPe MADI FX card, in fact when I did start build my studio the Orion was just released, not many tests, but now it seem the convert tests show extremely good results they are now rated among their best.
If it wasn't for the black friday deal I would never have bought the Eclipse that is for sure..more possible the orion 32 and a RME HDSPe MADI FX card... But the good things since I got my Eclipse for such a good price I can sell it with very small loss...cause I know the market value...
But since I have invested a lot of money in both AES cables and a RME HDSPe AES card I did deiced to go with AES. AES is more used anyway... but I guess...unfortunately it will be maybe less and less common I hope not.. cause in studio you can have both very new and very old gear... good things with AES is that it works on both new and legacy products...so it is more universal. and soundwise the right cables it is very good.
USB and thunderbolt solve the jitter problem but it does introduce latency problems instead and also increased CPU cycles.
Before I die I want to atleast try the Atomic antelope clock mixed with the trinity clock you should have both for a complete system.. but I guess until then they have probably released new clock...
EDIT: The black friday offer ends today, so be fast.