hi everyone, im havin trouble deciding on some things here, and as im not really experient with voltage or amperes or bits or whatever, im afraid the gear im projecting for the near future might blow itself up cause im makin some rookie mistake.. if you guys could be so cool as to give me a little input on this, u would be saving a fella from blowing his own setup up and allowing him to keep on makin music.. here's the setup: M-Audio DMP3 ----- into ------> Yamaha Rev 500 ------- into -------> Fostex MR8 thats it...now im worried about several things...mainly: voltage, amperes, khz and bits, balanced or unbalanced cabling needed (very confused about this), etc...as the fostex only records at 16 bit, will it take a reverb unit recordin at 24? these kind of things...im in total ignorancy here...here are the specs for each unit: M-Audio DMP3 2-channel mic/instrument preamp XLR mic ins; 1/4” instrument ins; balanced 1/4” outs high 66dB available gain 48V phantom power 20Hz to 80kHz frequency response 2 independent preamp channels, each featuring: - mic input (balanced XLR) - high impedance instrument inputs (1/4”) - high and low gain range controls for up to 66dB of gain - VU meter and clip LED to aid in optimizing levels - low-cut filters for removing unwanted rumble and hum - gain control - phase reverse switch - professional line output (balanced/unbalanced 1/4” TRS) +48V phantom power frequency response: 20Hz-80kHz, +/-0.5dB @ max gain signal-to-noise ratio: 116.3dB THD: 0.05% @ minimum gain max input: +13.7dBu max output: +27.5dBu input impedance: 3K ohms balanced EIN: -128dBm @ 600-ohms gain range: 13.5dB to 46.5dB (low gain range) 34.5dB to 67.5 dB (high gain range) low-cut filter: -3dB @ 72Hz Yamaha REV 500 Audio Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz (+1, -2dB); Dynamic Range: 96dB typical, greater than 90dB; Noise Level: Less than -72dB (IHF-A Filter); THD: Less than 0.03% (1kHz @max. level, CD 20kHz LPF filter) AD/DA Conversion AD: 20-bit, 64-times oversampling; DA: 20-bit 8-times oversampling; Sampling Rate: 44.1 kHz Rear Panel Connectors: INPUT L/R (XLR x 2, phone jack x 2), OUTPUT L/R (XLR x 2, phonejack x 2), FOOT SWITCH (phone jack), MIDI IN, MIDI OUT,(5-pin DIN x 2); Switches: INPUT LEVEL (+4/-10 Db), OUTPUT LEVEL (+4/-10 Db) Power Requirements 120 V, 60 Hz, 15 W Dimensions (W x D x H) 480 x 227.9 x 45 mm (18.9" x 9" x 1.8") Weight 3.5 kg (7.7 lb.) Fostex MR8 Recording Medium : Compact Flash Card Recording Time : approx. 25 track-minutes (128MB) Normal mode Recording Format : FAT16 (VFAT) Sampling Frequency : 44.1 kHz (Normal Mode), 22.05 kHz (Extended Mode) Quantization : 16-bit linear (non-compression) A/D Converter : 16-bit Delta-Sigma D/A Converter : 16-bit Delta-Sigma No. of Recording Track : 8 tracks. maximum 2 tracks simultaneous recording) Recording/Reproduction Frequency : 20 Hz - 20 kHz (Normal Mode) Dynamic Range : 88dB or more (typical) T.H.D. : 0.05% or less (typical) Inputs/Outputs Analog In (2ch) Connector : XLR-3-31 type (Pin2:hot) and Ø6mm TRS phone Input Level : -40dBV (MIC) - +10dBV (LINE) Input Impedance : 10K ohm or more Stereo Out (L, R) Connector : Ø6mm stereo phone Output Level : -10dBV (unbalance) Load Impedance : 16 ohm or more Headphones Connector : 2 x Ø6mm stereo phone Max. Output : 20mW or more (@32 ohm) Load Impedance : 16 ohm or more MIDI Out Connector : DIN 5 pin Format : MIDI Standard Foot Switch Connector : Ø6mm phone Level : TTL level Digital Out Connector : Optical Format : IEC 60958 (S/P DIF) 44.1kHz (Normal Mode only) USB Connector : B type (data save/load controlled from PC) ok thats it...will this work? and if so, what do i have to do in order to make it work... tanx in advance and i apologize in advance for the long and somewhat demanding post. tanx everyone.