You know, Tom, that is a good question. I'm so used to the RME stuff
being ASIO in and out that I bought the 2i2 for some utility purposes I
never checked. I installed the ASIO driver under W7 and assumed it was
working under ASIO in and out.
I am now using Windows 10. The 2i2 driver I installed last December is
still the current one and it was right there under W10 for me in
Samplitude. Samplitude says the driver connection is 96 kHz 24 bits. I
don't know if the Focusrite is somehow negating that, but Samplitude
I did take the 2i2 outputs and patch them into an input on the RME
Fireface UFX and I could tell some subtle loss of I don't know
what--perhaps definition--between the file playing thru the UFX vs.
playing through the 2i2 into the UFX.
I know I should run both into the analog inputs, but this was easier to
do for a quick test.
I suspect if you're looking for ultimate headphone driving with a laptop
the Cambridge Audio unit is a better choice as it's more compact and
does 192. The 2i2 records.
I should run ARTA through this and see what the numbers come up as.
I also have an original BabyFace which probably sounds better than the
2i2...but, again, I haven't done huge comparisons. I was mentioning the
2i2 as it sells for $100 US. (I paid about $135 CAD for it).
On 11/28/2015 6:09 PM, Tom Fine wrote:
> so I could never figure out how to make it playback 24-bit. Apparently,
> their ASIO driver is only for recording?
> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Richard L. Hess"
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>> Hi, Tom,
>> It is very small and it's nice that it goes to 192 kHz.
>> No one talks much about this:
>> I bought one and have found no flaws in it the few times I've tested
>> it, which have yet to be exhaustive. It "only" goes up to 96 but it
>> also records as well as plays back.
>> Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
>> Aurora, Ontario, Canada 647 479 2800
>> Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.
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Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.