8ch dac for AL and Roon?

dathzo

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Rock will not work with the Motu
Good to know, that’s an important one. I’m still debating between the motu or the fireface ucx II. Both look solid
 

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Good to know, that’s an important one. I’m still debating between the motu or the fireface ucx II. Both look solid
I can't remember why I decided against the Fireface. Oh yes, I remember now. It only has 6 analog outputs and it's twice the cost;.
 

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All Belden 1800F and 1313A
You’ve got that right :)
What you'll notice after using Audiolense is that all this other stuff becomes laughable. Dac chip, cables, power, sun location, temp, daylight, blah blah blah.
 

dathzo

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What you'll notice after using Audiolense is that all this other stuff becomes laughable. Dac chip, cables, power, sun location, temp, daylight, blah blah blah.
I like your thinking, looking forward to it!
 

dathzo

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What you'll notice after using Audiolense is that all this other stuff becomes laughable. Dac chip, cables, power, sun location, temp, daylight, blah blah blah.
I came across with a gentleman selling the Okto8 Pro for 1000eur (less than 1y old) You mentioned on your first post it was a no go. Was it due to availability or another reason? The Motu MK5 is 750eur where I live. Does the okto justifies the 250eur extra?
 

jtwrace

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All Belden 1800F and 1313A
I came across with a gentleman selling the Okto8 Pro for 1000eur (less than 1y old) You mentioned on your first post it was a no go. Was it due to availability or another reason? The Motu MK5 is 750eur where I live. Does the okto justifies the 250eur extra?
If the Okto was readily available AND if the company understood basic business communication, I'd happily own one. Their lack of communication is something I just can't get past. If / when you need service then what?

So for me, Motu was a no brainer given their history and you call the number or send an email and actually get a response. This thread on ASR is quite eye opening and I suggest you take a look before diving in on Okto. That being said, if the €1.000:00 is peanuts to you if they folded, sure, go for it. I put that out there should it be pocket change for you and you willing to accept that risk.
 

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Definitely not peanuts, so your perspective is very valid. I had similar concerns. It is a 5-people company. What happens if they go bankrupt in 6 months? (I hope not). The support structure is something important and Motu wins here hands down.
Thanks for the link. I am now on page 12 and people are getting impatient. That’s the gamble with such a small company.
 

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(2) Rythmik FM8, (1) UM18, (1) Custom DIY Ciare 18
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RPi4 using RopieeeXL
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Tidal
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All Belden 1800F and 1313A
Definitely not peanuts, so your perspective is very valid. I had similar concerns. It is a 5-people company. What happens if they go bankrupt in 6 months? (I hope not). The support structure is something important and Motu wins here hands down.
Thanks for the link. I am now on page 12 and people are getting impatient. That’s the gamble with such a small company.
Well, they have no excuse then for not returning emails. Wait until you get further in...it's sad. One must return emails..it's the only lifeline. I think the only thing saving them currently is that they're the only reasonable game in town for what they have (MCH, std XLR, objectively "perfect" etc) If Topping or someone else decides to get into it, they could be in trouble if they cease to change their ways. My IMO of course.
 

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Well, they have no excuse then for not returning emails. Wait until you get further in...it's sad. One must return emails..it's the only lifeline. I think the only thing saving them currently is that they're the only reasonable game in town for what they have (MCH, std XLR, objectively "perfect" etc) If Topping or someone else decides to get into it, they could be in trouble if they cease to change their ways. My IMO of course.
Fully with you, no excuse for irresponsibility…
 

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Hypex NC252 (4 channel) for tweets & mids
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Icepower 125ASX2 (x2) in BTL for woofers
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Crown XLI 800 BTL - 15" sub, 8" powered subs (x2)
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Roon, Tidal
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3 way active XO, 6 cubic foot monsters
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DIY 18"
Other Speakers or Equipment
(x2) Sony powered subs for filling room nodes
Wait till you get to the end of that thread...

The Okto is a great piece of kit and I have no regrets purchasing it BUT communication is really necessary. The Motu MK5's are out of stock until later this quarter, the 8A and some of their larger full size rack models work too.
 
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