Converters, Clocking and Black Lion Audio mods
#994603 - 25/06/12 10:43 AM
I'm looking for ways to improve my signal path and I'm looking to see
if I need to upgrade my converters and/or clocking.
I currently run a MOTU PCI
424 card that receives inputs from a MOTU 2408 Mk3 and 2408 Mk2. The TRS inputs of the
bank A of the 2408 mk3 are wired to my patchbay to receive a variety of different inputs
including a stereo Drawmer 1960 preamp and an Audient Mica stereo preamp; Bank B is
assigned to receive 4 channels of ADAT from a Focusrite 428 prepack preamp; and Bank C is
connected via SPDIF to a Lexicon PCM91.
The analogue inputs of the 2408 are
not used; Bank B receives ADAT from an external PC that runs my orchestral sample
libraries; and Bank C is connected via SPDIF to a Lexicon MPX1.
All audio from
the PCI 424 goes to a G5 mac that then routes all outgoing audio to the main outputs of
the 2408 mk3. All clocking comes from the internal clock of the Mk3 unit via the ADAT
Given this set up, what upgrade would best improve the fidelity of my
recordings?. I have a budget of around £800. I was thinking about investing in a Black
Lion Audio modification of my 2408 mk3 as this procedure is relatively inexpensive and get
positive feedback in forums.