Horus Hapi New A/D Option Cards

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Horus Hapi New A/D Option Cards

Postby DJS » Tue Nov 15, 2016 00:18

Some new AKD8D/AKD8DP option cards have been announced.
http://merging.com/products/networked-a ... tion-cards

What does the "K" stand for in the designation?
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Re: Horus Hapi New A/D Option Cards

Postby mpdonahue » Wed Nov 16, 2016 15:48

The big difference is that these cards are using the AKM converter rather than the Arda...
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Re: Horus Hapi New A/D Option Cards

Postby Gaston69 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:28

Hello Mark,

I am about to purchase an additional card for my Horus so I will have 16 channels (non DSD/Premium) my current card is the AD8D, should i purchase just another AD8D or go with the new AKD8D?

In Merging's advertising they were very much promoting the Arda converters as being "the best in the world full stop" why do they go with AKM and is this not what RME Audio uses in all their audio interfaces?

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Re: Horus Hapi New A/D Option Cards

Postby Gaston69 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:06

Looks like "K" card has better specs?

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Re: Horus Hapi New A/D Option Cards

Postby DJS » Thu Nov 17, 2016 13:57

Anyone heard them yet?
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Re: Horus Hapi New A/D Option Cards

Postby Gaston69 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 15:22

I noted also in the specs that numbers differ also for the Mic-Pre Analog section not only for the AD conversion, i.e. does this mean the mic-pre has changed too?

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Re: Horus Hapi New A/D Option Cards

Postby DJS » Thu Nov 17, 2016 23:07

Gaston69 wrote:I noted also in the specs that numbers differ also for the Mic-Pre Analog section not only for the AD conversion, i.e. does this mean the mic-pre has changed too?
Yes I think that is where most of the design change is, according to press release.
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Re: Horus Hapi New A/D Option Cards

Postby archive » Fri Nov 18, 2016 21:07

mpdonahue wrote:The big difference is that these cards are using the AKM converter rather than the Arda...


The Arda Tech website is down, perhaps they are no longer in business?

A few years ago (before Horus / Hapi) I tried to buy an evaluation board from them to test out their A/D chip, but they were so protective / unwilling to sell without interrogation that I gave up. Wonder if that approach to business caught up with them?
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Re: Horus Hapi New A/D Option Cards

Postby DJS » Sat Nov 19, 2016 00:41

mpdonahue wrote:The big difference is that these cards are using the AKM converter rather than the Arda...
All the best,
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http://www.akm.com/akm/en/product/detail/0055/
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Re: Horus Hapi New A/D Option Cards

Postby Gaston69 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:27

Hello David,

Where did you see the pressrelease?
Can you forward me copy/link?

Many thanks in advance

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Re: Horus Hapi New A/D Option Cards

Postby DJS » Wed Nov 23, 2016 22:30

Hi Gaston,
Probably best to contact your Merging rep, they should be able to forward it to you.

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Re: Horus Hapi New A/D Option Cards

Postby Ricardo Ryan » Fri Nov 25, 2016 09:20

Hi

>> Can you forward me copy/link?
Specs are available here.
http://www.merging.com/products/networked-audio/specifications#akd8d-akd8dp

Those interested in more details on our AKD8D/DP module are welecome to contact me directly rryan[@]merging.com

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Ricardo

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