Mixed cards gen 1 & gen 2

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fraz
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Mixed cards gen 1 & gen 2

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Hi,

As has been pointed out - Pulsar 1 has higher latency than Pulsar 2 - And as I've collected a number of used cards at some point it would be planned to build a system comprising

Pulsar 1 - balanced input / output XLR _ this is good no?
Pulsar 2 Z-Link - unbalanced
Pulsar 2 - unbalanced

This would be a mixed system - and it would be favoured to use XLR output for better "pro" levels

The two Pulsar 2's should be able to get the lower latency - but what if the Pulsar 1 XLR's were used for output?

Is it still possible to use this system at the lower latency of gen 2 cards - Are there any drawbacks here?

I got the Pulsar 1 because it wasn't too expensive and was available
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Re: Mixed cards gen 1 & gen 2

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Simple answer: it doesn‘t matter... :D
I never noticed any io problems with a Pulsar 1 in combination with a generation 2 card and lower ULLI settings.
The system just performs as expected.
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Re: Mixed cards gen 1 & gen 2

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Make the 2nd gen card the master, or alternatively ensure that the 1st gen card(s) is(are) not. Whichever comes first in the DSP meter used to indicate, I do not know if Scope 7 has been adjusted to do this automatically (it does a lot more than older versions do in terms of not needing to edit CSET.ini any longer for most things).
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Re: Mixed cards gen 1 & gen 2

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gen2 cards handle resources better, but all will work together just fine. the SC versions of Scope will use the newer cards as master.
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Re: Mixed cards gen 1 & gen 2

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That's what it seemed like, but wanted to verify before posting as such. Thanks.
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Re: Mixed cards gen 1 & gen 2

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Hi - OK - Best to use the newer cards as master - But still be able to use the XLR output on Pulsar 1 for the hotter signal - (route anything anywhere) - This would work wouldn't it - I hope so..... and if so, it gets round that problem easily -
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it will work.
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Post by Bud Weiser »

garyb wrote: Tue Nov 22, 2022 7:54 am ... the SC versions of Scope will use the newer cards as master.
Great info !
Didn´t know it works automatic now.

thy a lot

:)

Bud
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