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Motu 8pre vs M-Audio Profire 2626 Audio Interfaces
Old 20th June 2008
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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.

Cheers
Old 20th June 2008
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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
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Appreciate the reply.
Old 20th June 2008
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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

and
the big one on the 2626
https://www.gearslutz.com/board/new-p...re-2626-a.html

sorry should have included these before....
Old 21st June 2008
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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
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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
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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
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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.

-tkr
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