Originally Posted by Dpro
Actually no this is not true. Motu actually did use different converters in different Units. The 828 MII shared components with the 2408 MKIII not with the 896. I am not aware of it sharing components with other Motu units. In fact it had different components than the 828 MKI. Perhaps that is what you are talking about when say Motu MKI? If so you are indeed completely wrong. Now given this the 828 MKI is really not worth picking up.
Though the 828 MKII is actually a really good unit from the standpoint of AD/DA. It does not have the greatest clock and its analog stage could be cleaned up. There is a reason Black Lion mods it.
Actually, what Im getting at is anything MOTU in the MK1 version sounds like crap so same pieces and parts MEANS= same crappy AD/DA, pres etc, end of story. Im speaking figuratively not literally if your wanting to be technical.
Actually, I SHOULD have said, SAME JUNKY PARTS. Doesnt matter if its an 828MK1 or a 896MK1, they still sound bad. 828MKII is NOT a good unit , I sold mine. It was cloudy/smeared representation of the audio and had an accentuated midrange honk which is why fools are throwing money at it with the BLA Mod. The MK3 series is a huge step up from MK1 or MK2 and I would gladly use that unit.