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Old 11-01-2017, 08:06 PM
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You are comparing a new product and a product at its end of life. And when Avid runs down the HD IO they can lower the price of the MTRX.

Do I need to draw a picture... Avid has exited making interfaces, the HD IO will be their last. They no longer have the technical resources to develop interfaces, and exiting that may be the best idea anyhow. They are now rebadging other companies products. Same in the video space. Anybody’s equipping a studio should think through what IO chassis they want to deploy and what one will be more flexible and have a long term future.

The HD IO is not competitive against products like the Apogee Symphony (more flexible, twice the density), and Avid needed a story with monitoring control etc. and seemed to have made a good decision. Hopefully as well the Dante story will become more important in future.

And that pricing comparison is not quite fair as the MTRX chassis has more IO expansion/flexibility compared to a HD IO.

If you want lowest cost 16x16 class IO there are lots of options out there, including non DigiLink interfaces. The HD IO just dies not look that competitive, say compared to an Apogee Symphony II or some similar products.

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Old 11-05-2017, 06:21 PM
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I doubt they are going to lower the price of the MTRX anytime soon... even if HD i/o runs out.
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Old 11-18-2017, 10:18 AM
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A important question, has the MTRX a radiator fan, like the other I/O Boxes on the side? If yes, how noisy is the fan?
Because, the fan from the I/O Box was still ok, a little bit louder as a good pc, but I dont needed a special cases!
I hope the MTRX is silent? :)
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Old 11-20-2017, 04:10 PM
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A important question, has the MTRX a radiator fan, like the other I/O Boxes on the side? If yes, how noisy is the fan?
Because, the fan from the I/O Box was still ok, a little bit louder as a good pc, but I dont needed a special cases!
I hope the MTRX is silent? :)
There is no fan on the DAD AX32 which is what the MTRX is made from.
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:27 AM
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There is no fan on the DAD AX32 which is what the MTRX is made from.
Pretty sure I saw/heard a fan in my MTRX – also according to the DAD manual, there are two “Ultra low noise internal fan with speed adaptation
to the temperature”.
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:34 AM
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My answer is "There is no fan" on the side like MatzeHD asked about.
Unlike the 192's there is no fan on the side. If there is a fan internally it is
barely audible... EVER! If you have to look it up in the manual then you already have your answer. A fan is not an issue with the MTRX or DAD AX32.
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:37 AM
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My answer is "There is no fan" on the side like MatzeHD asked about.
Unlike the 192's there is no fan on the side. If there is a fan internally it is
barely audible... EVER! If you have to look it up in the manual then you already have your answer. A fan is not an issue with the MTRX or DAD AX32.
Heh, fair enough I'm still putting mine in a machine room!
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