Mbox 2 Pro vs M-Audio 1814

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by BSORocks, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. BSORocks macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2008
    I am looking to get myself a ProTools rig now that Digidesign is finally cooperating with OS Leopard. However, I'm trying to decide between getting an Mbox 2 Pro (with PT LE) or an M-Audio Firewire 1814 (with PT M-Powered).

    M-Audio has more inputs (line inputs anyway, though they are unbalanced) but it also has ADAT Lightpipe, which means I can expand my setup (by adding more mic pres, for example) down the road as I see fit. Other than that, I really don't see any difference between the two.

    Does anyone have any advice for me one way or the other?
  2. Chairman Plow macrumors regular

    Chairman Plow

    May 15, 2008
    Either would be a good choice. But in my own personal experience, I like Digidesign's A/D converters over M-Audio's. If you get an opportunity to demo the two in-store, I'd recommend that you do that before making your choice.
  3. windo macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2008
    mbox 2 pro on macbook?

    hmm i agreed, i think a/d will be better in Mbox 2 Pro. But will it work on Macbook hence macbook only had 1 firewire port and Mbox 2 pro is 2 ports
  4. nixoblivion macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2008
    i answered that question already in another post...

    but my question would be, are PT LE and PT M-powered the same? where are the differences? is it only in plug ins? ive heard they are supposed to be extremly similar...

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