Connected to a mac (Logic) with firewire, it should of course add preamps but from my point of view this is an advantage because it gives the possibility to choose several different colors, different qualities ... choose your péamplis whatever.
So I can record 12 tracks at a time can go up to 192Khz. (Without the last update).
No problem to install it I had problem with cons of "clicks" strange noises. This is a problem ... I think buffer but can ruin a take.
Its default: no headphone output ... it would take at least one!
I would do this choice.
Stable drivers on mac
Logic 9 and it works. Audacity crunches (you must know where to change the buffer ...)
12 tracks simultaneously.
No problem to install cons I mismanaged buffer sizes.
I had several cards, and other ente motu I prefer my audience.
Good sound cheap
No headphone output
Q / P: super!
I would reiterate yes. To mount as you have to put a lot of extra money.