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Old 6th August 2005
Here for the gear
Originally Posted by Stoneface
I've been thinking about adding the Adat card to my MPC. Problem is, currently I run direct through the U5's. Running Adat into the apogee would give me the ability to bypass the U5's. If I no longer get the advantage of running through an outboard Di, is it really worth it for 8 digital outs? Is there a downside to running lightpipe as apposed to analog?

Any thought would be appreciated.
If you like the sound the U5 imparts on the harmonics on the way in, I wouldn't change a thing. Running digital, bypassing the Avalon(s), might change the sonics in a detrimental fashion.

But hell, you may like it. Try it out !