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Old 01-15-2009, 07:23 PM
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Default Second hand original Mbox vs new Mbox 2 Mini

Greetings,

I'm looking to buy into a PT8 setup, and I'm stuck between choosing a second hand original Mbox or a brand new Mbox2 mini.

My main reasons for considering the original mbox is that the mbox2 minis don't have balanced outs or spdif - the former more important for me than the latter. Is this a valid reason for going with the older (possibly less supported in the future) interface, or would the newer mbox2 provide a better overall sound, unbalanced or otherwise. I don't intend to do much recording through the device, so differences in pre-amps aren't terribly important to me.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-16-2009, 11:15 AM
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Default Re: Second hand original Mbox vs new Mbox 2 Mini

Balanced outs are a plus IMHO and the old Mbox has 2 mic pre's which might come in handy for recording vocal and acoustic or a 2 mic acoustic setp. SPDIF certainly is a plus for some users. Sounds to me like you already answered your own question.
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Old 01-16-2009, 11:22 AM
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Default Re: Second hand original Mbox vs new Mbox 2 Mini

Just remember that the old mbox has not got as low buffer settings as the newer ones. And I stopped using mine because it didnt work too great with my 2.4ghz macbook pro!I upgraded to an mbox 2 and all my problems went away!
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Old 01-16-2009, 01:20 PM
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Default Re: Second hand original Mbox vs new Mbox 2 Mini

The original MB sounded like crap! Though I'm not a big fan of USB audio I have owned an MB2 and still own MB2 Mini & Micro. All of them sound pretty dang good given the limitations of USB. It's a no brainer.
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Old 05-05-2009, 10:54 AM
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Default Re: Second hand original Mbox vs new Mbox 2 Mini

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I don't intend to do much recording through the device, so differences in pre-amps aren't terribly important to me.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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if you don't tell us what you are going to use the device for?
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Old 05-05-2009, 03:36 PM
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The original mbox sounds 50% worse then the new one. Never buy old stuff in a digital world IMO.
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:18 PM
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The original mbox sounds 50% worse then the new one. Never buy old stuff in a digital world IMO.
I agree! The original MBox is only half as bad as the new one.
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Default Re: Second hand original Mbox vs new Mbox 2 Mini

also the v1 wont works past 8.0.1
it's a door stop
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