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Digi 003+ or mr816x, which would you choose with this setup??? Audio Interfaces
Old 15th December 2010
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Digi 003+ or mr816x, which would you choose with this setup???

so i got a 003+ with PT8 and since PT9 came out im debating on to switch up my setup(as have thousands of others)

Anyway i have a 32ch Ghost and would like to utilize all of my inputs. Right now im not doing really more than 8 tracks of recording at the same time so the 003 is fine. But down the road i hope to expand.

Heres the scenario: with my 003 i can record 16 tracks at once(analog and ADAT), which only uses half of my boards inputs.

With the MR816 i can get the same functionality with i think better pres and convertors BUT i can daisy chain 2 together to get 32ins which then i can use my entire board if needed!

Is their any disadvantages to this that im missing here, or any info i got wrong?
Are the pres and convertors better on the MR816 like everyone says???

Merry Christmas!!!
Old 15th December 2010
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Old 15th December 2010
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Why do you care about preamps if you want to utilise your board preamps? you'd get more for your cash if you went for a preamp-less converter.
Old 15th December 2010
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Quote:
Originally Posted by psycho_monkey View Post
Why do you care about preamps if you want to utilise your board preamps? you'd get more for your cash if you went for a preamp-less converter.
U are correct sir! I guess I'm more after convertors quality. Sorry for the pre question i was writing it really fast and didn't completely think it through. Anyway any suggestions on gear? I'm tryin to utilize all my ins and cost is a factor of course
Old 15th December 2010
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MR816 CSX's

Hello.. I run two MR816CSX's here in NY and have had great success with them! There is a small issue with the device.. The analog inputs are all MIC LEVEL.
They have a 20db pad on them to accommodate "line level" signals but if I feed a send from an aux or a keyboard without a DI it blows up the input.

You can however utilize the insert points on anaolg 1 & 2 for "line level inputs"
Your could get 20 line level inputs with 2x MR8's and 2 x 8ch AD converters.
Old 15th December 2010
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MR816 CSX's

Oh yeah.. The MR8's will sound light years better then your AVID converters!
Old 15th December 2010
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Thanks for the reply nyfrequencies!

So Im thinking I might be SOL with the mr816 because all my inputs from the ghost will b line level because it is coming out the direct out. Although I send the amount to PT via the fader so maybe I just won't push the fader up as much and see if I dont blow up the pres (never thought of this so not sure if it will work)

So I don't know now
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