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Old 8th April 2021 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Calagan ➡️
Mmmm. Curious to know how it compares to the M4 and/or the 828es...

I expect it to be some improvement in the analog design with that new chip. The M series isn't in the same league as the higher end Pro Audio MOTU stuff. My 828ES has more clarity and more punch than my M4. The power supply design, clocking and analog circuitry input and output stage can make a massive difference in sound quality. The AVB stuff just has a better analog design path around the chip that easily hang with Apogees products. I had the Quartet out side by side and the 828ES seemed be sonically closer to the Apogee Quartet than the M4. Many people has compared the 16A against the first gen Symphony that's comparable.