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Old 26th August 2007
Gear Maniac

Ensemble - Standalone operation

I'm thinking of getting an Ensemble to use as a standalone A to D/D to A (to/from a lightpipe ADAT signal at 24 bit/44.1 from my MOTU 2403 interface). Two questions:

1. The only Mac I have is the Mac mini in my kid's bedroom. I can use it ocassionaly if I had to change settings, but it's not readily accessible. Assuming I stick with the one routing scheme and sample rate described above, is it practical to use it without a Mac?

2 Anyone have any thoughts on whether the converters in the Ensemble are significantly better than the MOTU to justify the Ensemble cost?