Echo Mia
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Echo Mia

Mia, Internal PCI/ISA Sound Card from Echo.

MGR/Anonymous 12/17/2001

Echo Mia : MGR/Anonymous's user review

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5

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Bought at www.midigear.com for 169.00 total(shipping paid!). Non-factory sealed special (still under warantee)

The Mia really is worth every penny you pay for it. The entry level price of only $200 dollars is what first got me interested in the mia. When I started doing research, I was pleased to find that every site that I came across offered a positive review.
Simple, intuitive interface and mixer that unlike a pricey sound blaster feature-fest, it is well designed to be used with professional recording software. I have only used the digital in/outs and the analog out. I haven't fully tested the d/a converters as I've only had it a week. Like what I hear so far.


The sorted windows sound drivers are a puzzle to get right at first, no fault to the mia or Cubase. Windows has several types of drivers to sort out.
The unit has no preamp, which although keeps the price respectable, cuts back on the versitility. I can't just plug in one of my mics as I have no separate preamp. Once again, no fault to mia, since the card is only 200 dollars instead of way more. Besides, cheap preamps are worthless. For now I use my Sony SBM-1 from my DAT which has nice preamps. Makes all the difference.

Well designed for an internal sound card. No basis for comparision since it never leaves the computer case.

Great sound. Priced right. Designed for use with real production software.

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