Upgrading. Converter/interface advice needed
I'm currently running Pro Tools LE 7.3 through a BLA 002r on a G4 Powermac, and I'm looking to upgrade to Pro Tools 10 and either a new Mac mini server or a used Mac Pro tower. I've been doing all mixing in the box and I want to start integrating my 16-channel PM1000 to mix on, so I would like to have 16 channels of good AD/DA. I'm using an Apogee AD8000 for 8 channels of AD/DA, and the 002's converters for the rest. Here's what I'm thinking:
-Get a second AD8000 to give me 16 channels of AD/DA, and get something like a Motu 2408 to use as an interface (going to and from the AD8000's via adat)
-Get a Motu 24 i/o to use for converters and interface, and ditch the AD8000.
I'm open to other options as well, but these are the two I've been most seriously considering. Any advice/help with this would be great.