I'm seeking advice in my home studio upgrade, and I figure this is the best place to come for some help. From about 2004 until recently I have been recording with the original MBox and Pro Tools LE. While it served its purpose, I've been generally unhappy with the sound I've gotten out of it. I've recently decided to upgrade to Logic, but I'm having a hard time deciding on what to use for the Hardware of getting my instruments and microphones into the computer. I've heard from several people that the Apogee Duet II is the best route to take, but I'm wondering if this is really the best choice and the best price ($600 being the max i'm willing to spend ). Is the Apogee Duet II really worth the money? I feel like the price is jacked up due to its transportability, and being able to transport isn't something that matters to me. As you can tell, I'm just a musician who wants to be able to record his music and have it sound good (better than the MBox!). I'm really not too knowledgable when it comes to the technicalities of recording and how the Apogee Duet II is preferable over others. Just looking for some advice on which direction to take and whether the $600 for the Duet II is related to its transportability/size/design or its actual quality!