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dg27 04-30-2020 06:20 PM

New PreSonus 26C versus MBox Gen 3
 
Since I upgraded to Windows 10 Pro/PT 2020.3 I decided to retire my MBox 3, which is quickly approaching EOL. There were also some things about it I never liked, so it's been on my mind for a while.

I researched what was around in terms of what my needs and budget were and settled on the PreSonus 26C. I use a PreSonus preamp and headphone amp, which I really like, so my assumption was that they'd play nice together.

Here's my question: How much does the interface affect the sound? I swear that I'm hearing greater clarity and detail with the PreSonus than I did with the MBox.

Is this possible? Or am I imagining it since it's new and shiny? :confused:

junkgear 05-01-2020 09:33 AM

Re: New PreSonus 26C versus MBox Gen 3
 
Different interfaces and pre-amps have their own character and it sounds like you notice the difference with your new interface.

The 26C uses the Presonus XMAX pre-amps, which are quite good, don't add much color and have a very natural sound.

I'm glad you are enjoying your new interface. I also use Presonus interfaces and have been really happy with them.

dg27 05-01-2020 09:47 AM

Re: New PreSonus 26C versus MBox Gen 3
 
Thanks, junkgear.

I'm just noticing that things sound brighter and more clear.

junkgear 05-01-2020 12:23 PM

Re: New PreSonus 26C versus MBox Gen 3
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dg27 (Post 2564103)
Thanks, junkgear.

I'm just noticing that things sound brighter and more clear.

It's not your imagination, enjoy your new gear :-)

dg27 05-01-2020 02:14 PM

Re: New PreSonus 26C versus MBox Gen 3
 
Thanks--loving it so far.


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