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USB/Firewire interface advice?

#1
OK, Ive been using a MOTU 828 Mkii for a few years, but thats gone now and I have to buy something new. Currently looking at a MOTU ultralite or maybe an 828 mkiii - I can get them on Thomann's ex VAT for about €400 and €600 respectively.

I basically need something to go from Ableton into a Mackie 28/12 desk, 8-12 + outputs, no real need for fancy inputs.

Im planning on moving over to a mac setup soon, but Im currently on PC so a hybrid USB/Firewire would be ideal.

Budget was originally as cheap as I could get, but it looks like I can stretch a bit further, so Im wondering, should expand my horizons a bit and look at other manufacturers or other configurations? Maybe go secondhand on something better? I use a focusrite liquid saffire in work, and its got some lovely mic pre-amps, but its a bit too bulky and more suited to recording...

Any help would be appreciated...
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#2
i have the mk3. it's been fine so far.

maybe go for the ultralite though, i've heard very good things about it, and also useful to take about if needed.
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#3
Yeah, was thinking that. I just noticed that Thomanns have returns listed as 'b-stock'. Could probably get either for about 350/550
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Reckon Im gonna go with the ultralite mk3...
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