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Steinberg MR816x

Discussion in 'Recording' started by llatht, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. llatht

    llatht Active Member

    Just wondering if anyone has experience with this unit and could tell me what you thought of it.
  2. llatht

    llatht Active Member

    Well I went ahead and ordered it from Sweetwater. I've been reading all the reviews I can find on it and supposedly the preamps and converters on this thing are really, really good for this price range. There's also a very interesting thread that's been going on at Gearslutz for over a year about it.
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    On a side note, this is the first time I've ordered from Sweetwater and I've gotta say I really like the service so far, and the free 2 year warranty. The salesperson actually knew what he was talking about too! I'm not used to that. I usually go to Guitar Center or Musicians Freind....and more often than not when I ask a question I get the blank stare, or they put me on hold and then read back to me what's on their product description. Anyway, I can't wait to try this unit out and hear it for myself. I'm also a Cubase user so the whole integration thing has got me excited as well.
  3. ocdstudios

    ocdstudios Active Member

    what is the difference in the csx and the x besides $300? I would need two of these to get the required inputs. Also, anyone know how this would compare to Allen&Heath's firewire 16 channel board? I can live without the DSP effects - although the extra processing power would be nice...

    Folks do speak highly of this things pre's and a/d conversion. I need more quality than what I've got now.
  4. llatht

    llatht Active Member

    The only difference is the CSX has one extra plugin, the channel morphing compressor. It does sound intriguing but I just shelled out a couple hundred bucks for my first Waves pack which has 3 compressors on it and I'm darn well gonna use 'em...lol.
    There are people on that link I posted that have and use RME and Apogee gear too and are claiming that this thing beats that stuff hands down. I myself have only had experience recording with a Tascam FW1884, and an Apogee Duet. I haven't got to try out the 816x yet. In fact, it's on back-order for 2-3 weeks. I think Musicians friend has it in stock, but I'd rather wait and get the free 2 year warranty at Sweetwater.

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