Oh yea, back on original topic. I ran 2 sets of Stereo channel Returns from my DAW. One with the incoming source as an insert and the other through the trim with it at zero. I A/B them, and they are identical. So no noticeable "coloring" of the ADAT input by the trim section of the channel.........
Digital transmission is much more robust than analog in terms of quality in vs out. Quite simply, it either makes it or not. Clocking and buffering on the receiving end takes care of timing issues. If you miss data you will get degredation of the signal but it often affects the ability to clock the signal as well and you tend to get full on drop outs rather than subtle distortions of the signal.
Are you sure about the output level, the Apogee interfaces typically go to +24 dBu ?
This makes way more sense than running from my old DA (personus) out through analog lines into the x32, as to avoid going through a second round of AD to DA inside the x32.
So now its just digital into the x32 and analog out to monitiors.
Of course Im limited to 48k playback :/
Guess there's a trade off for everything..........
Last edited by Ricky Philip; 08-07-2014 at 09:10 PM.