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Old 02-16-2006, 03:38 AM
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Default 002 Rack vs. Mbox2....

Hi there,

I am moving to a smaller place, so Im going to sell my 002 rack in favour of a smaller unit...I have a few ideas, but what should I go with?

the Mbox2? what are the upgrades between this one and the mbox1? Is there latency because its usb and not firewire?

What about the M-Audio portable systems? They are firewire, but it doesnt look like they have a regular mic input on them...whats up with that?

Can someone please help me make a decision????

Thanks so much!
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Old 02-16-2006, 01:32 PM
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Default Re: 002 Rack vs. Mbox2....

Anyone?
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Old 02-16-2006, 02:04 PM
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Default Re: 002 Rack vs. Mbox2....

i would not sell my 002R and downgrade to Mbox 2 - if it is place that you need i wont benefit allot from giving up the 002... it is not like you got it racked in a 14U rack space .....
the 002R is far better interface - not only it is a firewire and not usb which is faster - ot allso sounds better and i am talking ofcourse about the general bus or what we call the outputs .....
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Old 02-16-2006, 02:33 PM
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Default Re: 002 Rack vs. Mbox2....

I didn't know that...

What kind of difference is there? I am hestitant to give up quality, but you see, I am moving to Australia so it is a bit hefty for me to bring it all the way there, which is why I want to get a more compact unit...

Any other suggestions?
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Old 02-16-2006, 07:09 PM
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Default Re: 002 Rack vs. Mbox2....

The 002 gets you way more inputs, better midi with the dual outputs, low latency mode. All are important to me and I would never make that downsize move.
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Old 02-16-2006, 08:39 PM
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Default Re: 002 Rack vs. Mbox2....

If you MUST downgrade, I wouldn't get an Mbox2 as long as you don't need the D/V Toolkit for PTLE. I'd go for one of the M-Audio firewire interfaces over a USB interface and get the M-powered PTLE.

Another factor is the CPU load is generally lower on a Firewire interface than a USB interface, latency settings should also go lower on Firewire.
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