My Big Studio Miniaturization Process is well underway now. I sold 90% of my shit, and new (and much better) stuff has begun arriving. Witness what the FedEx man brought this morning. Got myself a Rosetta 200. How 'bout that?
I expected a subtle improvement in sound, but I was unprepared for the drastic difference between the MOTU 896's stock convertors and what is in here. It's like deep gloomy downtown Detroit night versus bright sunny Pacific Northwest summer day. I'm serious. Which is not to knock the MOTU 896 too hard. For the money, it is a fine unit. But it simply isn't in the same class as this bad boy. As soon as I get a 1394 card for the Rosetta, some lucky AI reader is going to be able to pick up an 896 for a quite reasonable amount of money.