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Too bad. The Duet is a very nice product and the smaller form fact of the One seemed very cool. Grawk's suggestion is a good one just to see if the DAC/line out is worthy.

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Assuming I can find my RCA to 1/8" adapter `thingy', I will hook it up to the GS-1 and WA5-LE and compare it the ECD-1.

I assume that the hiss is similar to that of the Duet. I do not detect any hiss except through IEMS by the way.

I am also not so sure how to get a "line out" from the ONE. The instructions say to put the output on "stereo" which is the same as the output setting for "headphones" (with volume adjustment on the computer/ONE) so won't this necessarily not be the same as a line out but the same as a headphone out. There is an "amp" option but the directions seems to claim that is only an instrument amp. I am so confused. :(

http://support.apogeedigital.com/assets/documentation/one_usersguide.pdf

Edit: Here is what it says in the manual:

"Output Level - Select the operating characteristics of ONE's output in this menu:

Select Stereo when ONE's output is connected to headphones, powered speakers, a mixing console or a home

stereo

Select Amp when ONE's output is connected to an instrument amplifier. ONE's output level is fixed (i.e. hardware

and software output level controls won't change the output level) and reduced to a level better suited for instrument amplifier inputs."

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Same as with the duet. Just find a level that works for your amp.

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Same as with the duet. Just find a level that works for your amp.

Ah ok. So put it on stereo and don't turn it all the way up (maybe 2/3 of the way or so)? Will there a problem with clipping if I put it all the way up or is it set up to handle that?

They say in the manual to put it all the way up ("0 dB"):

"Connect a home stereo to ONE

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If 0db doesn't overload your input, it's fine. The right way is probably to use a voltage meter, and set it to 2v. The easy way is to do it by ear :)

Since it's powered by usb, I'd probably set it fairly low, and let the GS1 do the work.

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I had to set mine to 50%, which is good because then it's just a single bit shift...assuming I got it at exactly 50%, which is probably presumptuous. Is there a way to set it exactly (I.E. with the numeric keypad rather than by mouse or some such manner)?

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OK, found my RCA to 1/8" adapter to try the ONE with the GS-1. It is hard to decide what volume to set it on with the ONE. For some songs, if I set it on half volume, I have to turn the GS-1 to 3pm. For others, 11pm is ok. So I had to keep changing it with each song. The DAC portion is pretty good, not quite as dynamic, impactful or as musical as the ECD-1 but I wasn't really expecting anything like that. Also, I compared it to the 2move that I have and slightly preferred the ONE over the 2move, both as a DAC through the GS-1 and as an amp/dac. It is too bad the 2move is so much quieter (at least on low gain) than the ONE with IEMS. :( Of course, you should take all of this with a grain of salt since this is my findings over about an hour of listening.

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yeah no netbook rigs till mac brings one for those thinking that. looks sweet and i'm yet to hear anything from apogee I didnt like. i'm sure it'll have a few people droling already, but yeah mac only will limit the market somewhat, not me but i'm all sorted for portable dacs

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no problem hehe (assuming sarcasm), hey its all conjecture at the moment, I would think my statement is at least as valid as 'do want' i'm still keen to hear any real impressions when someone gets one, always good to know whats going on in this price bracket for recommendations even if I dont need one myself and if its even half as good as any of the apogee pro convertors i've heard, i'd have no problem recommending it to someone. the mic truly does make it interesting for students and the driver support for apogee on macs is unsurpassed; especially for anyone using logic studio/express

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So reportedly the apogee one is compliant, and works on the ipad, and under linux.

Just as a general comment, you need at least ALSA version 1.0.23 drivers and utilities to run USB Audio Class 2 compliant devices. That requirement would be satisfied with pretty much any current Linux distribution.

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