Originally Posted by peacenik
Yea... as much as I want to invest this time in a good & flexible Firewire futureproof interface (MetricHalo or RME)... I'll probably go with a 5+ ms faster rme pci-e. I 'plan' to either get the rme AIO (and sell all my older rme stuff) or the rme Raydat which has only adat ports (and connect it to my current rme ADIO8-DS).
Our FW interfaces are 4.5ms roundtrip at 44.1kHz, 2.6ms at 96kHz. If you're playing external hardware (analog or digital) you can monitor in our mixer, which has a latency of 1.5ms at 44.1kHz. Even if you're using VIs, your latency would be beter than 4.5ms since you're only going through the output section.