Originally Posted by Dirty Halo
The new MacBooks made it clear they are phasing out firewire!
I was JUST about to buy an Orpheus and perhaps a new Mac... now what? Drop $5k on an interface that won't "interface" in a couple years?
Especially from Prism...
I was wondering the exact same thing this morning. At what point is Firewire phased out and will there be some type of adaptor to convert to USB 3 or something so that 3-5 years from now you haven't purchased something for $5,000 that doesn't interface well (or maybe even at all).
Love to hear an official word on this from Andy so people will feel confidant in this type of money spent.
If someone bought an Apogee Duet it's not a big investment and if a few years from now firewire is gone from the latest computers it won't be a big deal but at $5,000 I'd want it to work a looooong time.
Basically, is it possible the Orpheus will be able to adapt to whatever the standard of the day is (probably USB 3?)? I realize it probably can't be compatible forever but in 3-5 years lots of people will upgrade to the latest Mac Pro (or whatever is the latest/greatest) and what if firewire isn't even an option.
I suppose no matter what with these things they change every so often and the incompatibility is inevitable (PCI then PCI-x then PCI-e etc...) but it would be nice to hear some official thoughts.
BTW, love to see a two channel some day with a better price point.