Hello Falcon1.....let me tell you about my Echo Mia 24/96 Soundcard. First of all, it is one of the quietest soundcards I\'ve ever used! The price was great! (I paid just over $ 200) As far as a latency problems... I really have had none! (Let me say that I did, at one time, run into a latency problem... but it had nothing to do with the Echo Mia. It had to do with my midi configurations and it was eventually corrected.) Echo Digital Audio really makes some fantastic soundcards and the Echo Mia is definately one of them. For the price, you cannot go wrong. The more expensive Echo products are suppose to be great too and many on this forum are using them... but I personally really love my Echo Mia. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] ...........Gary
I have several Echo Mia (not midi) cards at work and have been totally satisfied with them. I also have a Mona Laptop at home which is also great. Their drivers are first class and their tech support is great.
Yo falcon! Your setup is exactly like the one im building, only difference is im thinking about an rme hammerfall card, the thing is i just noticed the prices have gone up dramatically, so maybe i\'ll go for an echo layla, the problem i have with the mia is the lack of optical i/o, which you may find yourself needing in the future.
Their support is absolutely HORRID. If you email them, they\'ll take about a week to respond and then with only one or two sentences. I found them to be very rude and lazy as far as tech support goes.
Also, there\'s hardly any sort of manual that comes with it.
[img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img] grrrrr there tech support is so crappy [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img] gets me angry just thinking about it.
But if you\'re not going to use their tech support (perhaps you know what you\'re doing unlike me) than I\'m sure its a good card.
[img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img] stupid tech support [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img]
The Echo Mia Midi saved me from having to throw myself out of my window (don\'t be too horrified, it would have been more of a symbolic gesture as I only live on the second floor). At any rate I tried for over a year to make the audiophile 2496 work with my system and finally gave up. I purchased the Mia Midi and I have never had any problems with it. The sound is excellent and very reliable. Latency is also top notch. I highly recommend this card.