When did it become OK to use USB2 for Audio?
thinkingcap wrote:When did it become OK to use USB2 for Audio?
That must have been yesterday, when suddenly all those different interfaces from all those different manufacturers suddenly popped up from nowhere...
distante wrote:But, @Op are you asking because you think is a bad thing to use USB 2 ?
stevont wrote:...remember people drilling the point that USB was never intended to handle large contiguous data streams but rather peripherals like mice and printers.
stevont wrote:From what I understand, USB2 takes a generous amount of CPU power which in turn translates into latency. But then I went to Apogee's website and saw that their Quartet system is claiming less latency than FW on the Ensemble system.
Norbury Brook wrote:usb 2 is fine, I have firewire and usb 2 and they both work great.
remember usb is backwards compatible so USB 3 ports will work with 1,2and 3
Laurence Payne wrote:I guess the seal of approval came when RME first offered a USB interface. Couple of years ago?
Split wrote:Quite a lot of USB 2 interfaces wont work on the supposedly backwards compatible USB 3.
Split wrote:It wasn't Intel's fault then
distante wrote:Like I said, if you do the maths the bandwidth of USB(2) is really enough for almost all recording applications, but the writing speed is other history.
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