i searched 'smoke' on RO So i was going over some interface choices w/ a good friend of mine motu 192 (mk1,mk2,mk3), 896mk2, m-audio 1814, pro-track, digi 002. These are what people we know own, i know there's a few good ones missing. The interesting/coincidence. was that the only one so far that has had problems, was the one most frequently smoked around. The meters read radically on the 828mk2, for the last 2 years. it functions OK but meters are not working right. Are there any legitimate smoke tests for audio equipment performance? It should be addressed i think. Our sound-treatment materials have figures for fires, but those test's don't indicate performance + smoke exposure, over long-term time. How much does smoke effect average interface/pro audio equipment? Are there any reliable studies on it? an 1814 has made it thru rainstorms (in a shopping bag), and a few smoke sessions. Is it possible that more frequent smoke obscured the 896mk2? (896 owner not the same as buddy looking for interface) Not discussing merits here, just various effects/non-effects, of smoke residue, on gear. How does it effect our equipment? how much?