I've been to your site, pcavtech.com, and have seen your tests results
on the Delta 1010. I've been testing my Delta 1010 myself using RMAA
5.5 in loopback tests, but my test results are coming out way poorer
than yours. Is this due to the different version of RMAA that I'm
using -- 5.5 -- probably it is more stringent in its scoring?
What I really wanted to know in these tests is whether the use of a
high quality external clock source (Mytek Stereo96 ADC) improves the
performance of my 1010. So I compared loopback tests of using the
internal clock vs S/PDIF sync vs word clock sync at 44.1K, 48K and
I also posted this question at:
However, the results do not show much differences. Someone posting at
the RightMark forum was of the opinion that a loopback test is not
really adequate to show differences, but I'm not an expert to tell
whether that's true or not. What do you think? I'm seeing that you
are using mostly loopback tests in your soundcard comparisons, so I
tend to disbelieve what that poster said.
BTW, what do you think of the quality of the SPDIF input of the 1010?
Is it accurate? How accurate is it? I'm recording the digital output
of my Mytek ADC into the 1010 via SPDIF and am wondering if I'm
getting accurate transfers.
Lastly, I guess you already know about the issue of the Delta 1010 not
being able to sync properly to an external clock at 44.1K sample rate
using BNC word clock connection (my 44.1K test results bear this
out). Someone said this is due to a defect in the "clock management
circuit." Where is this circuit located -- in the PCI card or in the
Your reply, or anyone else who would like to chime in with their
ideas, would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks a lot! :-)