Stanton Scratch Amp open good or bad?
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    Default Stanton Scratch Amp open good or bad?

    Hello

    Does anyone have any input on the Scratch amp open. Is this a good sound card? How does the sound quality measure up to other similar sound cards.

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    It's a good soundcard, with a BridgeCo chipset and Cirrus Logic converters. But it's not being actively developed for anymore. That means that unless you're running an older OS, you might have driver problems that will never get fixed.

    If you're aware of that limitation and know how you'll be effected, then it's a solid (abeit a bit big) soundcard.

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    Default How does it compare to Audio8?

    with the idea to stay with XP and not upgrade to a newer OS do you think it is as good, worse or better then the NI Audio 8.

    thanks again for the tips.

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    Keep in mind the Scratch amp isnt supported by Traktor Pro - you need the Audio 8 to use TPro or any version of traktor after v 3.2

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    Default Thank you

    with that in consideration, how would you compare the two as far as sound quality?

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    How about I show you...

    The Stanton Scratchamp 2
    http://www.nem0nic.com/Stanton%20Scr...%20Out%201.htm

    The Audio8DJ (ch 1 & 2)
    http://www.nem0nic.com/Audio%208%20D...Out%201_2).htm

    ... and the A8DJ (ch 5 & 6)
    http://www.nem0nic.com/Audio%208%20D...Out%205_6).htm

    Does that help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nem0nic View Post
    How about I show you...

    The Stanton Scratchamp 2
    http://www.nem0nic.com/Stanton%20Scr...%20Out%201.htm

    The Audio8DJ (ch 1 & 2)
    http://www.nem0nic.com/Audio%208%20D...Out%201_2).htm

    ... and the A8DJ (ch 5 & 6)
    http://www.nem0nic.com/Audio%208%20D...Out%205_6).htm

    Does that help?
    Thank you.

    I am not sure what I am looking at. Can you give a an idea what scored better. Sorry for my lack of knowledge when reading the analyzer test. I am not sure if higher or lower numbers are better.

    Thanks again.

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    It gives you a general "grade" for the soundcard in the SUMMARY section. The reason I seperated the outputs on the A8DJ card is to illustrate the fact that the outputs with phono preamps on them are much worse performing than the ones without the pres. If you want to compare apples to apples, then you would need to compare the scratchamp results to the first set of A8DJ results - which would put the Scratchamp on top. If you compare it to the other set of results, then the 2 cards are much closer in performance.

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