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#434002 - 11/24/03 01:56 AM Steinberg VSL 2020
dirtydog Offline
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Just curious if anyone has tried the Steinberg VSL 2020 soundcard. I am looking for a card that is similar to the 96/52.

Anyone have any thoughts on this card?

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#434003 - 11/25/03 12:36 AM Re: Steinberg VSL 2020
edmann Offline
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a friend of mine likes it a lot
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#434004 - 11/25/03 02:25 AM Re: Steinberg VSL 2020
Bill@Welcome Home Studios Offline
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Quote:
Originally posted by dirtydog:
[QB] I am looking for a card that is similar to the 96/52.
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So, why not a HDSP 9652?

Bill
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#434005 - 11/25/03 02:42 PM Re: Steinberg VSL 2020
edmann Offline
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Quote:
Originally posted by bpark@prorec.com:
Quote:
Originally posted by dirtydog:
[QB] I am looking for a card that is similar to the 96/52.
QB]
So, why not a HDSP 9652?

Bill
I ~think~ the 2020 is less expensive....plus it has an analog i/o pair
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#434006 - 11/25/03 05:13 PM Re: Steinberg VSL 2020
dirtydog Offline
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Registered: 11/20/02
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Loc: Canada
Quote:
Originally posted by edmann:
Quote:
Originally posted by bpark@prorec.com:
Quote:
Originally posted by dirtydog:
[QB] I am looking for a card that is similar to the 96/52.
QB]
So, why not a HDSP 9652?

Bill
I ~think~ the 2020 is less expensive....plus it has an analog i/o pair
Hey Guys,

Thanks for the replies.

I must admit that the 9652 is my first choice. Edmann hit the nail on the head. The VSL is cheaper. As far as I can tell, the difference between the 2 cards are the I/Os and the lack of ADAT sync.

At the studio, we have a 9652 in the main room. I am still working on our second room. We are running a D8B/HDR/Nuendo rig in both rooms. Nuendo serves pretty much as our "overflow" rig.

I am most concerned about the quality and routing capabilities with the VSL. I can only assume that this card would be much like the 9652. My goal is to have the second room a "mirror image" if the first room.

I am also curious if there is another card out there that would be a great alternate. The important features I need are 8ch ADAT I/O, WC, MIDI and the closest to 0 the latency can be...

Thanks again...

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#434007 - 11/25/03 09:31 PM Re: Steinberg VSL 2020
burningbusch Online   content
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The only reason I didn't go with the VSL 2020 is that it doesn't have GSIF drivers, at least I don't think so. It's possible that the RME drivers will work but decided to just go with the RME cards instead. Otherwise it's a very attractive piece.

Busch

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#434008 - 11/26/03 03:33 PM Re: Steinberg VSL 2020
Bill@Welcome Home Studios Offline
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Registered: 08/23/03
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Just my paradigm.... if I want "A" and I settle for "B" because "B" is cheaper, I usually end up buying "A": anyway... after all, it is what I really wanted to start with. Then I have wasted money on "B".

Bill
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Steve Martin

Show business: we're all here because we're not all there.


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