Another thumbs up for ADK

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2017/06/27 18:22:40 (permalink)

Another thumbs up for ADK

As I mentioned in another thread, my RME drivers suddenly disappeared.  
 
After exhausting my minimal knowledge fixing these things and turning to the forum for help, I called ADK.  They spent close to 30 minutes on the phone with me discussing the problem.  They also said that Chris could jump on my PC after normal tech support hours, since my hours and theirs do not line up well.
 
For those looking to buy a prebuilt DAW - I cannot recommend these guys highly enough.  This is my 3rd or 4th DAW from them, starting with the original dual core PIV (maybe?).  
 
My current setup is below - but in general terms, rack mounted 3.6GHz 6 core 32 GB RAM, 1TB system drive, 3 3 TB other storage drives... in other words - smoking.  I can routinely get my latency down to 2.6 msec (I think that is the number - at work so my feeble memory is working here) and not bog down on anything.  That is using a bunch of NI and Arturia plugs, plus tons of UAD stuff - and my console 1.  The thread bars are barely moving at 30 tracks.  
 
Great job ADK!  

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    clintmartin
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    Re: Another thumbs up for ADK 2017/06/27 20:23:54 (permalink)
    My ADK is 5 years old and still working great.

    Cakewalk, Harrison Mixbus 4, Waveform 9, ADK intel i7 2600 3.40 ghz, 8gb Ram, Win 7, Presonus Audiobox 44VSL. 
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    bz2838
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    Re: Another thumbs up for ADK 2017/06/27 23:29:34 (permalink)
    Mine is over 10 years old, it was the first generation Intel I-7 processor, and it's still going strong, they do know how to build a great audio computer!

    Purrrfect Audio:  Intel i7 7700k (Kabylake), 32Gig DDR4/2133, Windows 10x64 Pro, USB RME Babyface, Sonar Platinum Current
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    bz2838
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    Re: Another thumbs up for ADK 2017/06/27 23:29:34 (permalink)
    Mine is over 10 years old, it was the first generation Intel I-7 processor, and it's still going strong, they do know how to build a great audio computer!

    Purrrfect Audio:  Intel i7 7700k (Kabylake), 32Gig DDR4/2133, Windows 10x64 Pro, USB RME Babyface, Sonar Platinum Current
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    azslow3
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    Re: Another thumbs up for ADK 2017/06/28 09:36:33 (permalink)
    bz2838
    Mine is over 10 years old, it was the first generation Intel I-7 processor, and it's still going strong, they do know how to build a great audio computer!

    Evil Internet say there can be no i7 systems older then 8 years
     
    I have many computers over 10 years old, inclusive 2 (originally from many) 24/7 servers. One even still has original disks (I look away from S.M.A.R.T. numbers...). But I still have not seen 24/7 (or close to that) computer which after 10 years still produce the same level of noise (even best fans have resource around 5-6 years permanent running, except industrial versions which are noisy right from the beginning).

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    jimfogle
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    Re: Another thumbs up for ADK 2017/06/29 15:31:23 (permalink)
    A link to ADK's website would be nice.  The link will help forum members that are not familiar with the company find them easier.
     
    Is this the ADK you are complementing?  https://www.adkproaudio.com/

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    abacab
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    Re: Another thumbs up for ADK 2017/06/29 21:03:57 (permalink)
    I dunno, but this laptop sure has some impressive specs! 
    https://www.adkproaudio.com/adk-8910kl-156-laptop
     

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    Re: Another thumbs up for ADK 2017/06/30 11:23:12 (permalink)
    abacab
    I dunno, but this laptop sure has some impressive specs! 
    https://www.adkproaudio.com/adk-8910kl-156-laptop

    The weight is not impressive... But what is more questionable in audio PC is the cooling solution and noise level. That is the only reason i HATE my Dell XPS: usb-c connected - noise, NVidia working - noise, USB3 hub connected - noise. Effectively when I am in Linux, on Intel graphics and USB3 Ethernet (only, without hub), I can enjoy the silence. I hope ADK is better in that respect.

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    Re: Another thumbs up for ADK 2017/06/30 13:10:43 (permalink)
    azslow3
    abacab
    I dunno, but this laptop sure has some impressive specs! 
    https://www.adkproaudio.com/adk-8910kl-156-laptop

    The weight is not impressive... But what is more questionable in audio PC is the cooling solution and noise level. That is the only reason i HATE my Dell XPS: usb-c connected - noise, NVidia working - noise, USB3 hub connected - noise. Effectively when I am in Linux, on Intel graphics and USB3 Ethernet (only, without hub), I can enjoy the silence. I hope ADK is better in that respect.




    XPS is for gamers. 

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    JonD
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    Re: Another thumbs up for ADK 2017/06/30 15:08:37 (permalink)
    OK, good to know they're on the job, space cowboy.... But you totally skipped where they fixed your problem! (I assume they did, since you say, "Great job ADK")....

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    Re: Another thumbs up for ADK 2017/06/30 15:14:36 (permalink)
    abacab
    azslow3
    abacab
    I dunno, but this laptop sure has some impressive specs! 
    https://www.adkproaudio.com/adk-8910kl-156-laptop

    The weight is not impressive... But what is more questionable in audio PC is the cooling solution and noise level. That is the only reason i HATE my Dell XPS: usb-c connected - noise, NVidia working - noise, USB3 hub connected - noise. Effectively when I am in Linux, on Intel graphics and USB3 Ethernet (only, without hub), I can enjoy the silence. I hope ADK is better in that respect.

    XPS is for gamers. 

    No, for gamers Dell has Alienware...
    XPS is an office solution (thin and light) for someone who needs a bit of processing power (in CPU and GPU). Only 2 USB ports and NO Ethernet (I have overseen that). My old notebook has died and I had to get something quick... My colleague has chosen it based on display (almost only...) and I have ordered the same (it was simpler and faster to just say "the same" then look around).
     
    Mentioned ADK is something in-between XPS and Alienware (in spec/price/weight).

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    Re: Another thumbs up for ADK 2017/07/02 17:51:24 (permalink)
    ADK all the way. Service after the sale makes it worth it. Their stuff works. Buy the best and cry once.
     
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