Topic: Sonnet Echo Thunderbolt adapter working...

Hello,

it seems that the adapter was tested with
the Hammerfall hdsp multiface II

http://www.sonnettech.com/product/echoe … rbolt.html

it is on the list of compatible devices now.

After some astonishing answers from rme side I think this is the first usefull post belonging to that topic after more than one year....

regards,
joa

Re: Sonnet Echo Thunderbolt adapter working...

I don't know what "astonishing answers" you mean exactly, but the adapter was just published this month, so no one could know any real answers before that.

Since I just got the adapter myself right before the holidays I did not find time yet to send it through its paces.

Re: Sonnet Echo Thunderbolt adapter working...

If this works with a Multiface II, will it work with a Digiface?

I've been holding off buying a Mac waiting for RME/user reports on this adapter.  I'd like to go with a 
Prism Orpheus + MR816 into a Digiface -> HDSPe ExpressCard -> Sonnet ExpressCard Adapter -> Mac Mini Server.

Otherwise, I'll have to spend considerably more on a Mac Pro and Raydat combination.

This would leave little budget left over for other things...

Logic 9.1.8 (1700.67) (32-bit) - OS X Lion 10.7.5
Digiface <-> [Fireface UCX & Prism Orpheus - ADAT]

Re: Sonnet Echo Thunderbolt adapter working...

DanRand wrote:

If this works with a Multiface II, will it work with a Digiface?

If it works with the HDSPe Expresscard, it works with any external HDSP device. Digiface, RPM. And the MADIface will work too.

Regards,
Daniel Fuchs
RME

Regards
Daniel Fuchs
RME

Re: Sonnet Echo Thunderbolt adapter working...

Hi Timur,

Due to the fact that other 3rd party companies had been able to test their products with the sonnet echo adapter before the final release a customer of rme could expect more helpful answers than "not released yet." from rme.
Answers like " We try to contact sonnet to evaluate compability" would have been a much better way of customer treatment. (at least if rme really tries it :-) )

but now i am happy that i did NOT purchase a UFX during the last year (my 2 Multifaces were useless after my macbook pro had to be replaced by a new one due to hw failure) .

And to be honest : the way MC answered several month ago some questions regarding solutions to use the hdsp xpress cards together with the thunderbolt macs kept me away from selling my Multifaces and replacing them with the fireface ufx.-> A good customer relationship sometimes helps to sell further products ;-)


regards,
joa




DIGI9652, Hammerfall mit 2*Multiface, Cardbus Card, 2* hdspe PCI Card, hdpse ExpressCard, ADI 8 PRO

Re: Sonnet Echo Thunderbolt adapter working...

Hi.
I have a RME HDPe MADIface with a Sonet http://www.sonnettech.com/product/echoe … rbolt.html
I tryed it with two diffrent cables, hopfully it works with the original apple cabel i orderd..
But right now its not working.

http://www.turascandinavia.com/portal/a … d*29067551 Not working.
http://www.kjell.com/sortiment/dator-kr … 2-m-p98686 Not Working

Im Running a
MBP Early 2011
2,3 GHz I7
8 GB DDR
Ver 10.6.8
/Magnus

Re: Sonnet Echo Thunderbolt adapter working...

These are Mini Displayport cables. They cannot work. Only the original Apple cable with active electronics, inside a dozen chips and 50 smaller components, can work on a Thunderbolt port.

best regards
Knut

Re: Sonnet Echo Thunderbolt adapter working...

And the cable cost $50.....wow.

Re: Sonnet Echo Thunderbolt adapter working...

Anyone knows if it adds any latency to audio sygnal when using with Madiface? Is it stable enough to use it in Live aplications for example waves multirack or any multitrack live recording?

Re: Sonnet Echo Thunderbolt adapter working...

Hi.
I got hold of a real Apple Thunderbolt cable today, it just popped up as i should when connecting.
I have tryed it with my Logic and it looks fine..
Tomorrow i wil test it in a obtruck just to see so it woorks as it should..
Pictures
Magnus

Re: Sonnet Echo Thunderbolt adapter working...

Looks very promising. :-)

Re: Sonnet Echo Thunderbolt adapter working...

Hi.
I used it for the 1,5 h show and it works just great.
Logic and with à fast usb disk as recorder disk.
So i can rekomend it.
Magnus

Re: Sonnet Echo Thunderbolt adapter working...

Thanks for  your help. Do you know any shop shipping this to Europe?

Re: Sonnet Echo Thunderbolt adapter working...

Looks like the life of my Multiface HDSPe just got extended another decade perhaps?  Very nice!  That's customer service!

15 (edited by cableman 2012-01-19 23:03:29)

Re: Sonnet Echo Thunderbolt adapter working...

Got my adapter!
the echo adapter works very well with my good old hammerfall dsp multiface I but you need the original 50€ apple thunderbolt cable. The xpress card stands a bit to wide out of the adapter's case. in rough live situations you have to be careful not to damage the xpress card.
look at this picture to see what i mean...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/74749625@N06/6727384267/

but besides that, everything seems to be working without problems.


joa

for germany/europe located people: i bought it here, the price is ok and delivery was very fast:
http://www.computeronlineshop.net/sonst … 46743.html

Re: Sonnet Echo Thunderbolt adapter working...

it also works with my mac mini.
Software: Nuendo/reaper/PT

this is a fine solution for my 1U Rackmout 64 CH Player/Recorder

Remote is an Ipad with Touch OSC.
frank

Re: Sonnet Echo Thunderbolt adapter working...

hi

will this one work ?  http://www.hwtools.net/Adapter/TH03.html

costs only 140 dollars ...

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Re: Sonnet Echo Thunderbolt adapter working...

..if you live in Taiwan...and believe in wonders...

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

Re: Sonnet Echo Thunderbolt adapter working...

... When you make music , sometimes it s good to believe in wonders ... smile

20 (edited by endriu 2022-09-07 13:10:30)

Re: Sonnet Echo Thunderbolt adapter working...

Hello I've connected Raydat through Sonnet Echo TB3 and 90% percent of things are working great. The only thing is not working for me is usb midi - it creates a noticeable lag, even on 32ms latency, and it's pretty hard to work on it. I work in Ableton. Anyone addressed this problem maybe?