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There is no way around getting that info from Apogee. Which is not easy.I like their converters too, but their service and the repair'ability of the hardware is so poor that we stopped using them in our studios some years ago.Jakob E.
Did Apogee say that they replaced the DA chip when they repaired it before? heres a thread with mention of AD8000se but not the DAC-8;http://www.gearslutz.com/board/geekslutz-forum/542009-audio-interfaces-their-ad-da-chips-listed.htmlyou could check for DC voltages on a working chip and compare to pinouts of likely DA chips.
I'm not familiar with it but the SE or special edition and is described as having an upgraded analog section so the AD/DA chips are probably the same in each version. How many pins does it have? I've seen a photo of a DACVIII in which I've counted 24 pins for what looks like the DAC but only two chips, are there two more on the other side of the card? also is there a date printed on the card?
I love my apogee. I use it both as A/D and D/A connected via AES to my Aurora16
Quote from: Silvas on October 20, 2012, 03:03:20 PMI love my apogee. I use it both as A/D and D/A connected via AES to my Aurora16Just interested - how does it compare to the Aurora?
I don't think ist an AKM AK4364 - asymetric analog output, 2000 vintage.I found AK4324 that seems a better mach: symetric output, 1997 vintage, better agreement with the layout of chip arking position. you might trace the power lines to check futher. there is a nice 'spit on chip method' to enhance contrast when checking scratched chips, that might help further.hope you find more ;-)- cheers,michael