I've had m-boxes since they came out, with the initial versions being quite robust. I've been tied to digidesign/avid due to wanting to keep my hand in with ProTools, however I've recently been through two interfaces in as many years, every time failing when out of warranty; enough is enough.
Soundcard will be used solely for Live audio measurements in conjunction with Smaart.
Any recommendations? I don't need masses of inputs, 2-4 (with 2 xlr) is more than enough, however BUS power is essential.
A USBpre2 would be lovely, but at $1100 over here in UK, far too expensive, no matter how tough it is.
I've had MOTU recommended to me, however a little bit more research shows mixed reliability issues.
As I've had so many failures, I'm tempted to go more down the disposable route and get one of the focusrite scarlet interfaces.