Hey folks, I'd like some help making a decision. I have an XT-20 ADAT with 200 hours on it, that I used to record my old band. At the time, it was a good move.
Now I have a small project studio set-up with an 828mkII and a G4 Mac. My typical signal chain is Mic > VMP-2 > 828mkII (A/D) > Mac.
I can hook the ADAT up to the 828mkII and I'll have 8 more A/Ds available, but now the signal will likely go more like Mic > Pre > Mackie VLZ Pro > ADAT(A/D) > 828 > Mac. The idea here is that I have a Mackie 1642 that I can use as a patch bay for the ADAT.
Here's the big question. Why bother? I don't really need 8 more A/Ds, but is there something special about the ADAT A/Ds that makes them sound better than the 828? Or would it make more sense to sell it and get it out of the rack while I can still get a decent price for it?
I guess I can think of a few reasons for keeping it, but I strongly suspect it will never get used. So unless there's something I'm missing, it goes off to Ebay.
So, what am I missing, or what would you do?