Hello All, I am new to this forum. I recently acquired a MOTU 16A. The unit, took a while to get setup and running due to software-based shortcomings from MOTU. Once the unit was setup however; after roughly 48 hours of tweaks, reboots, reinstalls and a myriad of bad words I didn't even know I knew...lol...the unit is proving to be very powerful. My main query here is the following: I am, rather embarrassingly, coming from the Focusrite 2i2 into the league where MOTU 16A , 8m and the 1248 reign. I noticed a markedly superior sonic quality when I upgraded to the 16A. Bass is tight and defined, mids are captured much wider in the stereo image and the highs are easier on the ears, while retaining clarity. I don't have the extensive experience many of you have, but am wondering how these new MOTU units compare to their competition. The Apollo, Focusrite Clarett (new) Apogee and particularly to the RME product. Since the new MOTU come with a highly impressive internal mixer and dsp, we can dismiss this when comparing other units, my main concern is sonic quality. Are the MOTU known for quality sonic performance? Also, if any of you have any feedback regarding these new units, please post them as I am eager to hear how your experience is thus far. Cheers!