I own and use a Edirol UA-5 USB Mic Pre-ADC. Very low cost box, 250.00 but
very good build quality and sound. Best I have found for the price.
Intallation is seemless, and I have never had anytype of glitch with it what
so ever. Its quiet. And it just plain works.
The front has 2 combo XLR-1/4" jacks for mics w/phatom power or Line inputs
for instruments. The back has RCA in/outs plus XLR outs, SPDIF In/Out &
Toslink In/Out. Small little box, very handy for portable use....
The Roland/Edirol products area ll of pretty high quality. I even peeked
under the hood of mine and even saw Alps Pots etc. not bad!!!
Edirol also has several larger models, even a new firewire unit....
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Karl Miller
Sent: Monday, March 15, 2004 8:30 AM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Outboard ADC recommendations
On Mon, 15 Mar 2004, Vernon Miller wrote:
> I want to buy an outboard ADC for digitizing some of my vinyl. In the
> past I've used my old faithful Turtle Beach Monterey PCI card, but
> given its age and my current computer config that's no longer an
> I'd like an external solution that's either USB 2.0 or Firewire (with
> a slight preference for USB). I want to balance price with quality of
> analog inputs and ADC.
A relatively low cost solution is the Mbox from Digidesign. It is connected
via a USB port and draws its power from same. It gives you a coax digital in
and out, 2 mic inputs, and two line level in an out connections. Cost is
under $500 and for another $800 or so, you can get the WAVES restoration
plugins. While they aren't CEDAR, I have found them quite good.