i've heard the Focusrite Octopre is great...but the Presonus Digimax looks good.
I really just need the MicPre's....the digital converters are nice...but just an extra....so you descide!
Focusrite Octopre (can't find a dealer, or price)
Presonus Digimax $1299.00
Presonus M80 $1799.00
ARX 8-Pre $650.00
I need the balanced I/O and a PAD switch....thats the requirements....i don't think the Focusrite fits....so scratch it...it doesn't have a PAD, and requires that i buy a 25 pin d-sub to xlr or trs snake.....
Double , Tripple and Multi postings !!
Give the CLM dyanamics DB800s a go... it has everything u need and more...
sounds on soundrecently had an excellent review of it as well... wave are teh distributors int he U.S so go and give them a sniff