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M-Audio Profire 2626 v Behringer UMC1820 - Different output frequency profiles?

I had been using a profire 2626 for the past 12 years or so. I switched to the Behringer UMC1820 because it plays a little nicer with Linux.

The Behringer seems to have more low-mids in the output than the Profire 2626 did. It's a little off-putting to my ears. I was very accustomed to the old sound. I'm hesitant to call the Behringer muddy in comparison, but it might be.


1. Is it common for different output devices to have different frequency profiles? It sort of makes sense, but I didn't expect that.

Upgrading from M-Audio 2626, plz help me identify a new interface

I have an old DAW system using Win7, Sonar Cakewalk 8.5 and a M-Audio 2626 (firewire).

I plan to retire my old hardware and move to a newer system with Win10, newest Cakewalk (while it still runs), also migrate to a new DAW over time (maybe Cubase). The new system will most likely NOT have Firewire, so I'll need a new audio interface.

I want this: 8 inputs XLR/line with an affordable path to expand to 16. Needs to be USB 2 or 3. I assume USB 3 will be too expensive.

M-Audio Fast Track Phantom Power

So I have the interface as titled. It looks like this:

There's a switch in the back that says 48v phantom power. When I switch it on, the microphone does work. Records like crap, though. It's like recording through a cloud.

My question is, does it have phantom power? My mic does then on when the switch is switched on.

RØDE M5 vs M-Audio Pulsar II (Cheapo Battle Royale!)

I just did a mic test recording session at the local Tom Lee Music. Mics tested include: Neumann KM184, Neumann TLM 102, Audio-Technica AT4022, RØDE NT2-A, and the RØDE M5s. An eclectic and broad sampling, to be sure.
The Neumanns were at the top, of course, the RØDE surprised me for its silky and attractive performance, the AT4022 was okay, and the M5s were disappointing.
BUT - the M5s are on sale, and I need a cheap matched pair of pencil cardioids. For the same price I could get a matched set of M-Audio Pulsar IIs.

m-Audio axiom 88

Picked up an M-Audio axiom 88 yesterday and I'm in love with it. The hammer actions keys feel amazing. They are so close to the feel of my actual piano. The pads aren't amazing but they do what you need them too. But the biggest perk is being able to control your daw with the faders and knobs on the Axiom, it really had helped with work flow.

Pre-Amp Levels: M-Audio Omni IO Vs. Focusrite Saffire Pro 14

I've had an M-Audio Delta 66 w/ Omni IO breakout box for around 10 years.
The Omni IO went crap, a couple weeks ago, and I just replaced it with a Focusrite Saffire Pro 14.
I did some recording (AudioTechnica AT4033SE), on the new Saffire, and I had to crank the pre-amp up a lot higher than I did on the Omni.
Given the same start and end points, I would keep the Omni at around 10:00 and the Saffire had to be at around 2:00.
Is there a reason for this?

new tweeters for M-Audio Studiophile BX8 monitors

I have a pair of M-Audio Studiophile BX8 monitors (NOT BX8a) that the Tweeters don't work no more. I talk to the parts service of M-Audio and they don't have that part availeble anymore. They send me a list of there oficial service centers to see if by any chance you still got that part in your stock but they dont. So now I have to find a replacement for it. The magnetic bobin (sorry if this isn't the term) is of 1 inch. Any idea what tweeter will work good on them? Thanks.