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HD192, PCI/ISA + Rack Soundcard from MOTU.

7 user reviews
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MOTU HD192 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: MOTU
  • Model: HD192
  • Category: PCI/ISA + Rack Soundcards
  • Added in our database on: 11/30/2002

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MOTU HD192 user reviews

Average Score:3.9( 3.9/5 based on 7 reviews )
 3 reviews43 %
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 1 user review14 %
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Blockos-K's review"It's a bombshell!"

- Which technical specifications motivated your choice?
The overall MOTU quality but, especially, the quality of the interface's converters.

- What's your setup (motherboard, CPU, RAM, hard drive,...)?
Mac pro xeon 64bits, protools 9


It's stable, no particular problems.


Easy installation (if you plan to use your card at long distances, don't mistake the audiowire cable with a simple firewire one, otherwise you risk having problems. You can find a 9ft or 15ft long cable in their store, but whatever you do, don't use a common firewire cable, because the cabling is not the same).
You obviously need the pci card that comes with it and also note that this interface has no monitoring section to manage the signal that goes to the monitors (you'll need something like the Presonus Central station or similar).


It'll soon be two years since I have it, I previously had a digi 003.

Better quality of the converters!!!!! The quality of the AD and DA converters is jaw-dropping. The recordings sound incredible and the sound coming out of the speakers has another dimension. The lows are much more cutting and precise, and everything is much clearer and differentiated.

- No real cons, except for the fan, which is noisy (I changed it for a more silent one and it's a real treat).

The HD192 is a killer soundcard, I won't be changing it any time soon.
I would buy it again (especially given its price!) with my eyes closed and open ears!!!!!

macdriverz's review

The finish, the VUmeters for all channels directly on the hardware, the interesting converters.
Its false impression of sturdiness.


I just sold mine, I've had enough of PC soundcards, I only collected the Isis, 1820 M...
Besides its nice look, I have nothing positive to say about it.

What takes the cake is that everything works fine at the store, but not at home. Neither the store (who say they are specialists) nor the after-sale service want to hear anything about it.


I would've loved to have tested it before.


Start again? It's like a lottery, if you win you are happy (which never happens, only exceptionally), if you don't, you are bitter.

tontonbrahms's review

Very easy: 12 xlr inputs, 12 xlr outputs, AES i/o, and word clock


On mac, I've used dp and Motu for 15 years, I have never had the slightest problem.
The drivers are remarkably stable and they are generic, which is an advantage, because you only need one installer for all current and past MOTU cards.
It's not like M audio with its 20 drivers per soundcard which are all lousy!!!!

OTHER ADVANTAGES with DP: The possibility to daisy-chain several soundcards, even from different brands, to increase the number of inputs/outputs during sessions.


No special remarks.


Excellent card, very pro, the converters are really effective (fortunately...). I use it to output five channels to my Dynaudio Air 6, as effects send/returns for a pcm 91, an UREI 1178, an H3000se, and a digitech 2120. It all works smoothly.

Truly superior to an 828 and light-years beyond an Mbox 2.
ced wolff05/28/2011

ced wolff's review

12 AD/DA external FireWire interface


Stable, easy to use. I use it with logic pro 8. The software included is great.


Easy as a Sunday morning...


I used it for two years...I also tested the rme digi96, tascam fw1884 and apogee rosetta 200.
I sold it to switch to Apogge. It's one of the best interfaces for a home studio. It bears no comparison to Apogee, obviously.
The fan noise is unbearable!!!
Good value for money.
Impossible to choose it again if you have a more refined taste (apogee, lynx, etc.).

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