Apogee One vs. Motu Microbook II vs. ???
I've owned a Duet, One and Duet 2 and my experience just kept deteriorating
the Duet was the shit, the One was great but the USB and breakout cables it came with were shit and needed replacement not long after buying it brand new and also the build quality was complete crap, the Duet 2 didn't work at first, got it replaced, then had driver problems up the wazoo until recently that they somewhat fixed it but only for OS X Lion, which sucks cos I'm still on Snow Leopard and will probably be staying here until I buy a new machine which wont be for another year
I did a track for MOTU earlier this year which was used for their video introduction at NAMM 2012, but that's the only experience I've had dealing with the company, it does make me lean a bit towards them now though
I basically want to know if anyone has put both to the test, I need everything to sounds good because I'd be taking advantage of mostly all it's features
the converters need to be nice and clear, the headphone amp needs enough juice for my AKG K702's, mic preamp needs to have enough juice for my SM7b and the instrument preamp needs to be good enough for a Fender Jaguar HH (in case I don't end up getting a Pod)
I know the sound quality of the One is great but the build quality leaves a lot to wish for, is the MOTU Microbook II up to par sound quality wise but with better build quality?
also, if there's any alternatives to these two that I missed, please don't hesitate to share