Can anybody comment on using the analogue outs from a Kona card (specifically the LHi) to monitor audio? I'm particularly interested in D/A quality. I'm not expecting the world but if it's subpar I'd prefer to run through a dedicated interface.
We use the AES digital signal from our Kona3 into our mixer which does the D/A and A/D. But as all the other aspects of the Kona are first-rate, I expect the analogue audio out would be perfectly fine. We use the analogue audio out from our older AJA IO and it's excellent.
MacPro 8-core 2.8GHz 8 GB RAM OS 10.5.8 QT7.6.4 Kona 3 Dual Cinema 23 ATI Radeon HD 3870, 24" TV-Logic Monitor, ATTO ExpressSAS R380 RAID Adapter, PDE enclosure with 8-drive 6TB RAID 5
FCS 3 (FCP 7.0.2, Motion 4.0.2, Comp 3.5.2, DVDSP 4.2.2, Color 1.5.2)
Pro Tools HD w SYNC IO & 192 Digital I/O, Yamaha DM1000, Millennia Media HV-3C, Neumann U87, Schoeps Mk41 mics, Genelec Monitors, PrimaLT ISDN
I don't regularly use it, as most everything is done through the digital connections, but the analog audio quality is very good. There's absolutely no need for a separate audio interface as far as audio quality is concerned.