I run Pro Tools 8 on a G5 Mac (leopard 10.5.8) basically for tracking, editing and other low cpu demanding stuff. Recording through an Apogee MiniMe going to the Digi Interface via SPDIF. I'd like to use some outboard Pres etc on already recorded tracks. So.... I need better D/A conversion than what my 002R or Mbox Pro 2 offer. I've looked at Apogee's compare interface page and I can't figure out what I'm missing as to why the Rossetta 200 would cost the same as the Ensemble. I'm also considering just getting a MiniDac for the D/A and sticking with the MiniMe for A/D. Two in and two out is fine for me. A question I have is whether the tracks being routed through the external pres will maintain their quality despite being put through an extra D/A/D phase? Also if anybody could give me a little of their insight as to my gear choices that would be greatly appreciated.