The No.1 Website for Pro Audio
 Search This Thread  Search This Forum  Search Reviews  Search Gear Database  Search Gear for sale  Search Gearslutz Go Advanced
Motu 8pre vs M-Audio Profire 2626 Audio Interfaces
Old 20th June 2008
Here for the gear

Motu 8pre vs M-Audio Profire 2626

Hey guys,
looking for some advice on a new interface. The additional outputs on the pf2626 would be nice, but which one actually sounds better? Any other comments are greatly appreciated too.

Old 20th June 2008
Gear Nut
Bitfiend's Avatar

just got the 2626 and it sounds great. i was looking between the same 2 units ( and a couple others) and if you search some threads around here the 2626 came up head-n-shoulders above the MOTU.
Old 20th June 2008
Here for the gear

Appreciate the reply.
Old 20th June 2008
Gear Nut
Bitfiend's Avatar

here's the thread i had going about the same thing basically....
Focusrite Saffire Pro 10 i/o vs. PreSonus FireStudio Project vs. MOTU 8pre

the big one on the 2626

sorry should have included these before....
Old 21st June 2008
Here for the gear

how about the projectmix i/o vs the profire 2626. i've come across lots of people selling theirs for around $700.
Old 21st June 2008
Gear Addict

I just got a Profire 2626 and instantly noticed better conversion than my old Firepod that I sold. I still have never even used the preamps cause I have other outboard pre's. I'm looking at getting a Mytek 8x96 to use with the ADAT in's.
Old 21st June 2008
Gear Nut
Bitfiend's Avatar

friend of mine had one for a while. he loved the "hands-on" you get from it but never said anything about the converters or pre's on it.
I've personally never heard or demo'd one.
i do know if you go thru GC Pro you can haggle the price down. i got a pretty good deal on mine.

i haven't used my pre's yet either. my band hasn't practiced since i got it and everything else i do is techno.
Old 11th July 2008
Gear Head
Tekker's Avatar

I just recently heard some not so good things about the Dice2 technology used in the 2626, see this thread:
Home Recording dot com BBS

But I was wondering if anyone has compared these two units because I'm interested in the difference in preamp/converter quality (if there is any noticeable difference). After reading a bit through the threads Bitfiend posted it seems the 8pre may be lacking in this area... ?

Is it worth rolling the "dice" so to speak and take a chance with the 2626? If I do get that I may get it through GC so I can promptly return it if I have any issues.

Post Reply

Welcome to the Gearslutz Pro Audio Community!

Registration benefits include:
  • The ability to reply to and create new discussions
  • Access to members-only giveaways & competitions
  • Interact with VIP industry experts in our guest Q&As
  • Access to members-only sub forum discussions
  • Access to members-only Chat Room
  • Get INSTANT ACCESS to the world's best private pro audio Classifieds for only USD $20/year
  • Promote your eBay auctions and listings for free
  • Remove this message!
You need an account to post a reply. Create a username and password below and an account will be created and your post entered.

Slide to join now Processing…
Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Similar Threads
Thread Starter / Forum
T.Johannsson / Music Computers
metrognome / So Much Gear, So Little Time
wujo / Low End Theory
the_recordinator / Low End Theory

Forum Jump
Forum Jump