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Tascam US-800 or Focusrite Saffire Pro 24?
Old 3rd June 2011
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Tascam US-800 or Focusrite Saffire Pro 24?

Hi, I'm trying to decide between the Tascam US-800 and the Focusrite Saffire pro 24. I heard that Focusrite's mic preamps have a really good reputation, but the Tascam has more XLR inputs which i prefer. My question is, will the sound quality really be better on the Focusrite? or maybe it doesn't matter in this price range? Quality and quiet pres are my main concern. If the sound is really better on the Focusrite, i'm definitely going for it.

I know that Focusrite also have the Pro 40 for the XLR count, but its the same preamps as the 24 so the question still stands because the Tascam is cheaper.
Old 3rd June 2011
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I've not used the Tascam unit. I own a Pro 24 and it's dead quiet, well-built, and easy to work with. I've been extremely happy with it after doing a ton of research before buying. If you want more inputs later, it has a lightpipe in, and Focusrite offers a couple of nice 8-channel mic pres at good prices.
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I've not used the Tascam unit. I own a Pro 24 and it's dead quiet, well-built, and easy to work with. I've been extremely happy with it after doing a ton of research before buying. If you want more inputs later, it has a lightpipe in, and Focusrite offers a couple of nice 8-channel mic pres at good prices.
Yeh, i know about the lightpipe. But thats exactly why i'm thinking about the Tascam, it already got a 6 xlr/combo inputs, and in a great price, almost too cheap. So i gotta know if the Focusright's sound quality is better.
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