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Hi, Martin,

I'm going to take a different look at what you asked for. I would step 
back back the Fireface 800 to the secondary machine and purchase a 
Fireface UFX II as your main converter.

I bought a Fireface UFX in 2011 and in 2018 bought a UFX II. Now the two 
Firefaces can work when I need 16 channel ingest, effectively retiring 
my two RME Multiface II that were once my main ingest converters 
starting in 2002 or so.

If I were starting out today, I think I'd get the Fireface UFX II+ with 
MADI capability and connect my four Dragons to that and put a dedicated 
8-input converter on four reels and a dedicated 16-input on my 16-track 
and run that all in with MADI plus an 8-channel I/O box to insert 
NR...but that's at least 10 grand, but a dream system. The only patch 
bay might be on the converter feeding the NR so I can select which 
flavour of NR I have patched in, but based on my workflow, normally I'd 
have one Dolby 363, one Dolby 422, and my Telcom C4 unit attached to the 
eight channels.

Cheers,

Richard


On 2020-12-08 11:13 a.m., Martin Fisher wrote:
> Hey Folks,
> 
> It appears I'm in the market for an interface to replace a piece of legacy equipment which is "on the fritz"/"gives up it's useful life with the demise of Windows 7."  This unit would replace a Midiman Delta 10 X 10 with rack mount break out box for use on a second computer.  I'm looking for recommendations and am having a hard time making sense of the ads I'm seeing from most retailers who aim their information at the live music crowd.  I'd like to keep the price somewhere in the $700 and under range.  Below is my short list of requirements and wants.  If anyone has any thoughts I'd be grateful to hear them.
> 
> Although I usually cap projects at 24 Bit/96 kHz I'd like it to be capable of  24 Bit/192 kHz resolution
> 8 discreet level adjustable line inputs (mic/line capability is preferred but not essential)
> Would also be nice if all level controls and input jacks were front panel accessible
> 
> I've been running a Fireface 800 on my main record computer for several years now with excellent results but this one doesn't have to be quite as high end.
> 
> Thanks!  :-)
> 
> Martin
> 
> 

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