Audio Output Interface

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by cppnerd, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone have any recommendations for an audio out interface? I would like to have an external (USB/Firewire) audio output device that can do 2 different stereo outputs (4 channels).
     
  2. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Jan 19, 2007
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    Ok I'm guessing no takers for that! Would this be an option? I have a macbook pro, so I can do digital/surround out. Can I use Logic to surround mix the two stereo tracks, but hard pan 2 speaker sets, and then wire them physically in the room as 2 L/R pairs?

    Disclaimer: I've never used the digital out, but having 7 discreet channels should allow this I would imagine. Is there a cable splitter of some kind that would do this?

    Thanks for helping!
     
  3. macrumors G4

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    Redondo Beach, California
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    Edirol FA66 has four audio line outs. They are balanced outputs too.
    Likely there are others. Sells for about $280
     
  4. macrumors 68030

    Drumjim85

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    You're pretty much just looking for an D/A converter. So when looking at device, make sure the converters are as good as possible. Unfortunately most device that have 4 outs also have many ins that usually have preamps. And all this extra stuff will drive up the price.

    Not sure what you're willing to spend, but here's one for $200

    Specs Line Outputs (D/A):
    Output Impedance 150 Ohms unbalanced, 300 Ohms balanced
    Maximum Output Level +1.8dBV, unbalanced
    +10.1dBu, balanced
    Channel-to-Channel Crosstalk < -108dB
    SNR -103dB, A-weighted
    Dynamic Range 103dB, A-weighted
    THD+N 0.005% (-86dB) @ -1dBFS, 1kHz
    Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz, +/- 0.3dB @ 48kHz sample rate
     

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