Finally ditching Apogee Duet, going with Fireface 800
Old 21st July 2013
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Finally ditching Apogee Duet, going with Fireface 800

So i've finally managed to get rid of my Apogee Duet, great interface, but limited and considering my studio is growing i was obviously short with inputs an outputs section.

I came across used Fireface 800 for a good price, the seller claims he's the first owner, that he used is for 5 years never took it outside of the studio. He claims it is in perfect working order. From the photos I can tell it's cosmetically in tip top shape.

However, the seller stated that he sent it about a month ago for a service because FF800 solenoid was damaged and was replaced with a new one in authorized dealer. Technician said to him that other parts are in great shape.

The seller offered me to fully test the FF800 at his place.
What should i pay attention on, and should i be worried if something happens again with the interface?
Old 22nd July 2013
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anyone?
Old 22nd July 2013
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I say go for it. What do you have to lose? I have a FF 800 Get it and do not look back.
Old 22nd July 2013
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well, i could lose 750 euros if it goes dead in a few months,
this one is 5 years old, but in great shape, i guess i would like
to be sure that i could run it for at least few more years..

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I say go for it. What do you have to lose? I have a FF 800 Get it and do not look back.
Old 22nd July 2013
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well, i could lose 750 euros if it goes dead in a few months,
this one is 5 years old, but in great shape, i guess i would like
to be sure that i could run it for at least few more years..
if you're worried about this kind of thing you should never ever buy anything that is not first hand and from a reputable dealer.

no one can tell you if gear is going to brick or not. it's a risk that comes with buying second hand. If you don't want that risk, don't buy it.

I myself am happy to take that risk, as in my opinion it is a very small risk and outweighed by the discount. 90% of my gear is second hand.

If I were in a position of buying a second hand fireface, I would demo it, and if all functions work I would buy it, same as any other gear.
Old 22nd July 2013
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agree, it's just that i don't usually buy second hand gear,
i will demo it for sure

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if you're worried about this kind of thing you should never ever buy anything that is not first hand and from a reputable dealer.

no one can tell you if gear is going to brick or not. it's a risk that comes with buying second hand. If you don't want that risk, don't buy it.

I myself am happy to take that risk, as in my opinion it is a very small risk and outweighed by the discount. 90% of my gear is second hand.

If I were in a position of buying a second hand fireface, I would demo it, and if all functions work I would buy it, same as any other gear.
Old 22nd July 2013
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I bought a Fireface 800 secondhand cheap on eBay a year ago and it's now about 8 years old and runs flawlessly. RME stuff seems to really last.
Old 22nd July 2013
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+1


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I bought a Fireface 800 secondhand cheap on eBay a year ago and it's now about 8 years old and runs flawlessly. RME stuff seems to really last.
Old 24th July 2013
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The point I was making was if it works when you try it you are fine. Too bad you are not in Germany. I have one I am going to let go for 600 EU because the FW 400 never worked, but both 800 ports have been rock solid (I got the UFX on a good deal and use the same software with my babyface).
Old 24th July 2013
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Check all outputs, a couple of mine have stopped working.
Old 24th July 2013
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if you're worried about this kind of thing you should never ever buy anything that is not first hand and from a reputable dealer.

no one can tell you if gear is going to brick or not. it's a risk that comes with buying second hand. If you don't want that risk, don't buy it.

I myself am happy to take that risk, as in my opinion it is a very small risk and outweighed by the discount. 90% of my gear is second hand.

If I were in a position of buying a second hand fireface, I would demo it, and if all functions work I would buy it, same as any other gear.
after a couple of disappointments in the used gear department, I decided to start going with refurbished gear from authorized resellers, you still get stuff for much cheaper but you get the warranty coverage!

of course I know a lot of the stuff you're buying would be impossible to find refurbished and sold by an authorized dealer
Old 24th July 2013
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why didn't you say so earlier, well i may not be in Germany, but have a lots of friends there and Croatia is part of the EU now

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The point I was making was if it works when you try it you are fine. Too bad you are not in Germany. I have one I am going to let go for 600 EU because the FW 400 never worked, but both 800 ports have been rock solid (I got the UFX on a good deal and use the same software with my babyface).
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Well if you are still interested pm me. We can sort it out.
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