Well I've been using this for awhile now as my main source of preamps/AD/DA/Firewire connectivity and I've come to grow quite unhappy with the unit. The preamps dont sound to great, don't have much gain, the clocking is sketchy at the higher rates (which I rarely even use), and the inputs can get a bit noisy. Is there anything out there for less than $1000 that can offer the same ammount of inputs that sounds better? I was looking at the Presonus Firestudio or Firestudio Tube. I've read that Presonus preamps sound much clearer than MOTU's. Is this true? Is it enough to warrant changing gear? Thanks!