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Blockos-K 02/23/2012

MOTU HD192 : Blockos-K's user review

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- 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

USE

It's stable, no particular problems.


OPERATION

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).

OVERALL OPINION

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!!!!!