Originally Posted by feyshay
I've heard good things about the TwinQ, but it does color. You do get an amazing amount for the price, but I think you probably are sacrificing some quality of the individual components with all of that built in.
You might do better to go with the Lucid or Apogee. The Mini-Me has some nice pres, but you are paying for its small size. Very nice in my opinion.
Why not start with your converter and preamp and buy compressor and equalizer separately. I think these channels limit you to some extent. Better to separate out what you are buying (although this will ultimately cost you more).
Yes, that's what I've begun to think myself too.
The Mini-Me seems quite nice, I believe it's pres and converters are great, but nobody ever says anything about it's compressor/limiter feature. Is it usable or just a gimmick? With the same price I could get RNP+RNC+RME Adi-2, and so have a real, fully controllable compressor.
Back to the converter issue. Many people seem to like such a low-cost thing as Art DPS II (or the older DI/O) just for it's converters (some even like it's pres). With that price, can it really have good quality converters, and how would it compare with these separate A/D units?