Audio Interface Connections - best one today ?

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Audio Interface Connections - best one today ?

Postby knuckle47 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:20 pm

My current interface, MOTU 896HD, utilizes a FireWire connection to the computer. I am thinking of making a change and question which method is thought to be the better way to go i.e. : FireWire 400 / 800 , PCIe, etc. ?

The MOTU is working fine but is about 8 years old now and the best latency I can squeeze out of it is around 6 ms with my current computer, chipset and mobo . Additionally, there are improvements in several other interfaces.
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Re: Audio Interface Connections - best one today ?

Postby JCschild » Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:03 pm

there is no right answer it depends on the interface manufacturer
while PCIe would be the lowest latency the difference from a PCIe and a GOOD Firewire/USB is only .75ms
PCIe tends to be expensive and require converters.

RME regardless of connection is the best.
Motu, Steingberg,Lynx (with USB card) are not far behind.
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Re: Audio Interface Connections - best one today ?

Postby knuckle47 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:26 am

Scott, thanks for the information . Did a little reading on RME UCX and looks like a great interface. The UFX Would be overkill for me as a few inputs is really all I ever use. Thanks for taking the time ! Al
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Re: Audio Interface Connections - best one today ?

Postby shadowfax » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:46 am

knuckle47 wrote:Scott, thanks for the information . Did a little reading on RME UCX and looks like a great interface. The UFX Would be overkill for me as a few inputs is really all I ever use. Thanks for taking the time ! Al


Hi, I've just installed an RME HDSP 9632 card and have noticed no difference whatsoever in my sound quality from the focusrite pro 24 that I was using, I wish I had not spent the money, I might even re install the pro 24...

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Re: Audio Interface Connections - best one today ?

Postby galvinstephen » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:14 pm

[quote="JCschild"]there is no right answer it depends on the interface manufacturer
while PCIe would be the lowest latency the difference from a PCIe and a GOOD Firewire/USB is only .75ms ...
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What interfaces work with latency at .75milliseconds? :ugeek:
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Re: Audio Interface Connections - best one today ?

Postby Jarno » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:44 pm

galvinstephen wrote:What interfaces work with latency at .75milliseconds? :ugeek:

None. Read again, what he wrote.
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