m-audio delta 66 vs. delta 1010-LT

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Member Since: Apr 13, 2004

ok, once again i'm counting on you guys to be able to help me and my equipment needs! you guys have been great so far!

i currently have behringers ub-2442fxpro and delta 66 to record. but as i research, it seems to make SO much more sense to get the delta 1010LT with 8 inputs/outputs (2442 has 8 direct outs), midi/wordclock and s/pdif than stick withthe delta 66 (only 4 inputs + s/pdif). and for $20 extra bucks it just seems silly!!

why is the dleta 1010lt so cheap? is there something bad about the imputs? is there a reason the delta 1010LT is so much cheaper than say the delta 1010?

thanks everyone!!!

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Since: Apr 13, 2004

Aug 24, 2004 11:28 am

if anyone could add some advice as to why the 1010lt is the so much cheaper than the delta 1010 that would be great!

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Aug 24, 2004 11:31 am

Mostly I am guessing because the 1010 has a rackmountable breakout box and balanced inputs for starters...big difference in my book...

Since: Apr 13, 2004

Aug 24, 2004 09:28 pm

wow. that's amazing that those "ease of use" differences make the price so different. thanks though :)

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Aug 25, 2004 05:44 am

There may be more, that is just what popped into my head right away...but balanced jacks isn't an ease of use thing, if you have all balanced gear, it's a sound quality thing.

Since: Aug 29, 2003

Aug 25, 2004 09:21 am

Also, taking the conversion out of the computer help with reducing noise in the audio stream.

Since: Aug 23, 2004

Aug 25, 2004 10:44 am

for the 1010, would you hook up the mixer to its xlr inputs?

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Aug 25, 2004 10:46 am

it depends on your set up...if you mixer has XLR outputs, sure, that'd be cool...

Since: Apr 13, 2004

Aug 26, 2004 01:34 am

so in all honesty, if i get the 1010-lt and sell my delta 66, will i really notice a difference between the balanced and unbalanced inputs?? i do want good sound quality as i will be doing some live recording and have no room for loud clicking/popping but 8 in is a lot more than 4 in! (not to mention it compliments my 2442 perfectly!)

will i be ok if i keep the snake under say 3 meters?

Since: Apr 13, 2004

Aug 26, 2004 02:18 am

is there a certain surge protector or some other product i can purchase with the 1010lt to prevent noise?

Since: Apr 27, 2002

Aug 26, 2004 04:07 pm

whoah...could someone please explain this whole balanced/unbalanced thing...its so lost on me...or perhaps point me to an article or website that may explain it

Since: Mar 21, 2004

Sep 07, 2004 10:24 pm

I know this post is old, but for future reference, when i called Midiman about these 2 cards they told me that it was due to the signal picking up noise from the computer, I know this was stated in a previous post, but i figured i would let ya know that I heard it straight from Midiman, so if anyone else comes across this same question, hopefully this will be helpful.

Since: Jul 21, 2004

Mar 29, 2005 12:26 pm

I was curious about this question as well. For me, 4 inputs is more than enough, but im more concerned about the quality of sound.

Can anyone who has used both the Delta 66 and 1010LT tell us if there is a big difference in sound quality?


A small pie will soon be eaten
Since: Aug 26, 2004

Mar 29, 2005 07:49 pm

I've not used the 66 but here are the specs for both cards





Also the 66 doesnt have MIDI. but there are heaps of MIDI/USB solutions around these days.

SM7b the Chuck Noris of Mic's
Since: Jun 20, 2002

Mar 29, 2005 08:21 pm

I had a 1010lt and it worked well . I ended up moving to the 1010 because I don't plan on up grading for a while and the 1010 seemed like the logical choice . But if you are looking at something to have mic pre's i'd keep the 1010lt or check out something else . I wanted the balanced I/O's .

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Mar 29, 2005 11:11 pm

chex, there really shouldnt be any sonic differance between them as they are litterally the same. Just one has more input options then the other.

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