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Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:51 am 
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I'm (sortof) looking for an ADAT audio breakout for my SGI hardware. I've seen the Lucid ADA8824 but they're kind of expensive (they seem to sell 2nd hand for $500 or more). They're also not all that common in Europe. I can get a Behringer ADA8000 *new* for EUR 175, 2nd hand for half of that. Both devices are 8 channel 24bit AD/DA and support a variety of sampling frequencies up to 48kHz (not bad, but not exactly high end).

I know the Lucid ADA8824 will work with SGI hardware (they occasionally show up in Discreet setups), does anybody have any experience with the Behringer unit, or know a good reason it *won't* work?

The ADA8824 has AES/EBU I/O, is there any other reason for the price difference between the two units, or is this an excess of the demand/supply game?

The ADA8000 would *just* fit in my Lack Rack, because it takes up only 1U 8-)

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Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:10 am 
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Behringer is just cheap stuff. Not that there's anything wrong with it, but you get what you pay for.

I would even say it's built down to the price, but if you're a musician on a musician's budget, it's great.

might be a little ground hum, maybe the paint will flake off over the years more easily, maybe the connectors aren't gold plated, etc. If you need a no-frills adat box, it should work.

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Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:38 pm 

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ADA8000 is one of the *few* good Behringer products. I haven't used it with SGI, though, but it was great for expanding ADAT-equipped small Yamaha digital mixer (01V) with 8 mic channels.

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