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Anyone using TC Impact twin? Compare to Echo? Audio Interfaces
Old 22nd December 2010
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Anyone using TC Impact twin? Compare to Echo?

I'm looking for my next interface (with Midi). I'm running OSX on a i7 mac. One thing the Impact twin has is a hardware volume control. I know there's many raves about the Audiofire 4. Not many reviews on Impact twin. Looks like a winner on paper. Opinions? Suggestions between Echo and TC?
Old 22nd December 2010
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I had the K24D when it came out. I spent a year waitng for the driver issues to clear up, it got to a point I got feed up and sold it. I do have other TC gear so nothing against TC, but in this case it was a pain and waste of money for me. I now own a AF8 ADAT and very happy with it, performance wise and sound wise.

I think the Impact sports a different pre design, so I can only speak on the K24D. At first (when it didn´t randomly dropout) it sounded fantastic to me, after a while I got used to it, it just sounded a bit hi-fi, plastic I would say but with a good stereo image. To my ears, the Echo sounds much better and it´s reliable. I find the Echo pre more natural sounding without beeing steril, the K24D pre had some hype to it which I feelt was not so natural sounding to my ears.

TC uses (I think they desinged it) the Dice II technology for jitter and I/O´s which they share with Alesis and Presonus. I just don´t trust this techonology and see many Alesis and Presonus frustrated costumers.


Old 23rd December 2010
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Thanks for info. There is not a lot of info on the TC unit. I do think, however, either one will be an improvement over my old Firebox.
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