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Discussion in 'Recording' started by davyjune, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. davyjune

    davyjune Active Member

    Jul 27, 2011
    Has anyone used the Motu 896mk3 ? any thoughts? thanks
  2. hueseph

    hueseph Distinguished Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Sorry man. Not much going on here. There a lot of people who love MOTU. There are an equal number of people who hate them. I think a lot of that comes down to system configuration and compatibility. I have a friend who has an 8pre that works fine. The 896 looks quite a bit nicer.
  3. Mo Facta

    Mo Facta Active Member

    May 22, 2011
    JHB, RSA
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    I worked on a 24 i/o with the PCI-424 system for many years. I've also used various other pieces of their gear and I would have to say that their number one allure is that the drivers are rock solid. I would almost go as far to say the drivers are almost as good as RME's.

    The sound?

    Well, I'm sure the newer units have improved but the 24 i/o's sound is as run-of-the-mill as you get. I think they use the Asahi Kasei chips, which are otherwise good, but when you cram 24 channels into a 1u box, the first thing you skimp on is the analog components, which don't sound great at all. As far as the 896 goes, here's what Black Lion Audio has to say:

    Hope that helps.

    Cheers :)

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