I know, newbie question but heres my deal. I'm a drummer looking into offering "drum overdub" type of services. Occasionally do recording of bands, etc on site only. Currently have Soundcraft Spirit Studio 16ch board and 2 ADAT LX-20s with some other outboard gear. I bought the ADATs off EBay with less than 500 hours each and one is giving me errors and taking my tape, etc. Good thing is I got them fairly cheap... so... here is the question... Do I take both ADATs in, have them completely serviced and/or repaired? ...and if that $ figure seems high compared to buying some new gear to just go into my windows xp pro computer... what is recommended in that case? I haven't been at this long enough to spend anything to get the signal from my ADATs to my computer yet, and in this case may be a good thing. I guess I should have listened to my friend who said don't buy the ADATs and get the gear to go direct into your computer instead. Would have saved a little money at least Thanks for any help you can offer.