View Poll Results: What's your favorite budget portable audio interface?

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  • PreSonus Firebox

    123 30.60%
  • M-Audio 410

    43 10.70%
  • Digidesign MBox

    34 8.46%
  • Focusrite Saffire

    25 6.22%
  • Edirol UA25

    20 4.98%
  • Mackie Spike

    7 1.74%
  • Other (Please Specify)

    150 37.31%
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Thread: What is your favorite USB/Firewire Interface?

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    Voted Other Here:

    I use an RME Fireface, WOW! Before that I had used a Firepod, which is a great unit, and also a Tascam 1804, also a great unit, but I had some problems with the driver stability at times. RME has been amazing however in comparison, both with drivers and sound conversion.

    BTW Amonte: I would go with a Firebox over the 410 probably. I think with the 410 you can only use 2 analog ins at once, and the Firebox you can use 4.

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    Firepod's the only one I've used. It's great

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    Love the Firepod. Has exceeded all my expectations and can't beat the price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cawhite12
    Voted Other Here:

    I use an RME Fireface, WOW! Before that I had used a Firepod, which is a great unit, and also a Tascam 1804, also a great unit, but I had some problems with the driver stability at times. RME has been amazing however in comparison, both with drivers and sound conversion.

    BTW Amonte: I would go with a Firebox over the 410 probably. I think with the 410 you can only use 2 analog ins at once, and the Firebox you can use 4.
    Damn, you're right! There's actually only two analog ins - you can use either the XLR inputs or the 1/4" on the back.

    Well, that makes it a pretty easy decision!

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    PreSonus FireBox is my favourite...it's the only one I've used
    I really...really...REALLY have no idea what I'm talking about...AT ALL.

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    I'm gonna go with my MOTU 828. It's the first one, not the MKII, so its missing a couple things that would be very nice to have, like being able to monitor ALL the channels without latency instead of just 2. But hey, $350 for 8 analog ins with 2 preamps, plus lightpipe and S/PDIF; I can't complain! I love this thing!
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    I use the Echo layla 16/24. Damn amazing thing.
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    Firepod

    Just bought a firepod. Can't wait to try it out!

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    I just bought a Presonus Inspire and am loving it. Check them out http://www.presonus.com/inspire1394.html at that price point the can't be beat.

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    I've been using a Motu 828mkII for the past five months (on a PC Windows laptop) and have not regretted spending every penny for it.

    Zero problems.

    (BTW: "almost useless" S/PDIF???? I have a TCElectronicsM300 effects box hanging off my S/PDIF ports on my 828..... not useless at all!!!

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