Topic: HDSPe AES vs HDSPe RayDAT

Hi,

AES has 16/16 channels vs 36/36 for RayDAT and yet AES is 30% more expensive. What makes AES that better?

Thank you in advance!

2 (edited by vinark 2019-02-13 22:10:24)

Re: HDSPe AES vs HDSPe RayDAT

Not better, just different connection. Apparently optical connectors 4 in 4 out is cheaper to make then coaxial 8 in 8 out. Could also be in numbers, maybe they made 10.000 raydats and 1000 AES's. Just my thoughts.

Vincent, Amsterdam
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Re: HDSPe AES vs HDSPe RayDAT

Maybe ADAT circuits are cheaper, because it's also being used in consumer devices.
AES is more special, it's a studio standard.

And .. with ADAT you loose channels by multiplexing (with higher sample frequencies).
4x8 = 32 @48 kHz
4x4 = 16 @96 kHz
4x2 = 8 @192 kHz

For the HDSPe AES card the amount of channels stays the same (16 IN and 16 OUT) up to 192 kHz.
Requires maybe also other treatment / performance.

BR
Ramses
X10SRi-F, Win7 Prof, Cubase 9.5, UFX+, Octamic XTC, ADI-2 Pro FS BE/DAC, RayDAT, ARC USB

Re: HDSPe AES vs HDSPe RayDAT

Thank you, ramses.

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Re: HDSPe AES vs HDSPe RayDAT

Vinark is spot on.

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

Re: HDSPe AES vs HDSPe RayDAT

Thank you, MC. And Vincent! smile