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Converter/clock on Studio live MKIII as compared to Studio 192?

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asked Jun 1, 2017 in StudioLive Series III by MikeGoodwin (1,810 points)
I am wondering how the sound quality of Studio Live MKIII mixers compares to the Studio 192/Mobile devices. Do they share the same converters/Clock?

I became a little bit concerned when I noticed that the specs on the clock jitter and dynamic range where different between the two products on your website. The 20 ps RMS vs. 60 ps RMS and 118 db vs. 115 db. Obviously the audio interfaces have different sampling rates available I am not concerned about that, just quality of sound at 48k.

‚ÄčAny info that could be shared would be appreciated.

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answered Jun 2, 2017 by stingray1122 (7,680 points)
selected Jun 2, 2017 by MikeGoodwin
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The Series III mixers use high quality converters from AKM. The AK5558 for ADC and AK4458 for DAC.

The new converters for the Series III mixer were chosen after considerable listening tests and comparisons. While sonically similar to the converters in the AI series mixers and Studio 192, the dynamic range spec is slightly lower. However, in our tests we found the difference to be negligible and on par with the competition.
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answered May 9, 2018 by willijrauffer (210 points)
Why didn't you use the same converters as in the Quantum???