Best sounding audio interface for MacBook?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by HiFiGuy528, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
    What is the BEST sounding USB or Firewire audio interface for MacBook? I do prefer something that is BUS-Powered or Phantom Powered, Midi input is a MUST for keyboard.

    - I will be using GarageBand
    - Focal Twin6 BE powered monitors

    I looked at M-Audio, but I question its sound.
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    I use the NativeInstruments Audio Kontrol 1 it has 192khz/24bit

    I use this one for my desk because it is tiny, decent quality. It powers my home system (1 KRK v88 through the headphone output, 2 KRK Exposes, 2 KRK V8 (series One) through a KRK V12s)
    Obviously if you spend more can get some much are you looking to spend and I might have some better suggestions...
  3. bob2131 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2008
  4. Sesshi macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2006
    One Nation Under Gordon
    The Apogee Duet is an oft-mentioned option. The Edirol FA-101 is a worthy and very flexible option.

    You're best off posting this in the Digital Audio subforum where you're probably less likely to get answers like the above post.
  5. bob2131 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2008

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