Ok, I've been using the M-Audio Firewire Solo and an M-Audio Audio Buddy (to get an extra mic input) for about a year now and the Audio Buddy has started to fail on me, so I am looking to upgrade the entire system. I'm tired of having to use two units to get two mic inputs (i'm usually just recording myself playing solo flute, but I like having the two mics to get stereo sound) and I really hate having to shut down my Powerbook to plug in the Firewire Solo. I was looking on the Presonus website and they say that the Firebox is plug-and-play and the price has dropped to around $300. Does anyone know if this is a good product to buy? Is it truly plug-and-play? Your expert opinions are greatly appreciated!