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motu 896HD... bit confused...

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by inLoco, Oct 15, 2004.

  1. inLoco

    inLoco Active Member

    i've narrowed most of the stuff i want!
    had basically decided on the motu 828 mkII but now i see the 896HD as dropped it's price to around 996$!
    just a bit more than the 828 mkII... so... do you think it's worth it?
    maintiger??? do you???
    one thing i don't understand is this...
    the 896 doesn't have an optical in right? just the 8 pres and the adat right?
    maintiger you say you connect to your 828 via optical the rosetta 200 for the overdubs and most important tracks...
    with the 896HD i couldn't do this right???
  2. Arrowfan

    Arrowfan Guest

    The 896HD has this audio I/O:

    8 analog IN Nuetrix (with pre-amps, bypass pre-amp if desired)
    10 analog Outs (XLR)
    1 stereo out (phono jack)
    8 IN/Out ADAT optical
    1 stereo IN/OUT AES/EBU
    18 IN
    22 OUT

    So, the ADAT connection is optical (lightpipe). Should suit your needs.

    I should mention- one of the most useful features is the Cuemix busing that it allows. 4 separate mix buses (each made from all 18 inputs) assigned to 4 separate stereo outs. Its great for making monitor mixes for any live-multitracking.

    Hmmm, according to MOTU's website, cuemix has been upgraded to 8 mix buses.


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