MR816 noise problem (from "The other side")

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Yep! I found it too, but many thanks for the heads up. I adjusted input gain all the way to -10dB on both monitors, much improved, you need to be close or turn master volume way up to hear it now. Happy camper. :D

It needs to be said though , if you have active monitors with no built in volume control you're going to need to invest in a separate vc to use in conjunction with the MR816x.

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Looking around teh google, tons of people are having this problem. We should sticky this:)

TURN DOWN YOUR INPUT GAIN.

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or, better yet, get a monitor controller.

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This thread concerns me slightly in regard to the MR816's signal to noise ratio. Really for its price point, even connecting directo to monitors with no inbuilt vol control, there shouldn't be any significant increase in hiss.

Certainly with the Emu1820m I have it doesn't add anything connecting directly.

It IS best practice to use an analog volume control in between the soundcard and monitors for several reasons (you dont reduce bit depth on playback, avoids nasty super loud overloaded signal accidents), and yes using this method should significantly lower the noise floor case you're running much hotter volume out the soundcard and attenuating outside it. But still, is this noticeable higher noise floor than other cards a sign of cheap resistors being used?. Hmmmm....
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well, no-one with the csx version seems to have voiced this concern, so, cheaper components in the 816x version? I honestly don't know, perhaps you're onto something...

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whataboutit wrote:well, no-one with the csx version seems to have voiced this concern, so, cheaper components in the 816x version? I honestly don't know, perhaps you're onto something...
Yeah, which would go against the supposed identicle convertors of both units (if one assumes by convertion that means the chips + the analog components surrounding them).

I really don't want to spend the extra cost for the CSX version as I don't need the channel strip, but if there is some actual improvements in some of the components as well..... hmmm....
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it would make sense to know, because I didn't need the channel strip, but would have taken factors such as different quality builds into account...but I don't think anyone from Steinberg has commented on this.

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The extra price I'm 100% sure is for the extra software. When i bought my units I was assured that the ONLY difference was the software.

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Hello guys,
The components of the MR816x and the MR816csx are exactly the same, the only difference is that the MR816CSX features an onboard DSP chip that runs up to 8 instances of Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip plug-in, plus the REV-X reverb, which is also featured on the MR816x.

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good to know!

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I just switched from a Presonus interface to the MR816CSX and when I first turned it on I noticed a hiss through my Yamaha HS80M's. After reading through this thread I thought I would try them at half on the knob on the back. This is the +4db setting. This was a big improvement in the noise department. At this setting the output of this interface is roughly comparable to the Presonus with the speakers at the -10db setting.
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Guillermo wrote:
Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:47 pm


This makes actual S/N better.
(As I said, N is fixed, so increase S)


Thanks a lot.

I did not have this with UR interface. However for MR I almost maxed it out to 5 db and level the left and right now they are on the lowest. Monitors are so quiet and nice.
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