MOTU Roll Out USB 2.0 828 Mk II

Someone had to do it      29/11/05

MOTU Roll Out USB 2.0 828 Mk II
Exactly the same but with USB 2.0 port

MOTU's dominance in the FireWire interface market, is going to enhanced by the release of their first USB 2.0 device. Featuring a theoretical 480mps (some 80mps faster than FireWire400), the first of their devices to get the USB treatement is the 828 MKII. The MKII is the second iteration in the 828 family and offers analog, digital (s-pdif and ADAT) plus MIDI I/O and DSP powered mix capabilities. In all respects it's identical to the Firewire flavoured 828 MKII except that it has USB 2.0. "USB 2.0 has proven to be a widely adopted and successful connectivity standard for both Mac and PC, and it's increased bandwidth over USB 1.1 is well suited for pro audio applications," said Jim Cooper, Director of Marketing for MOTU. "With the addition of a USB 2.0 model, the 828mkII line now delivers even broader plug-and-play compatibility with latest-generation personal computers." The 828mkII-USB provides a high-speed "ultra-fast" (480 Mbit) USB 2.0 connection to any USB 2.0-equipped Mac or PC. Users can freely choose between purchasing the 828mkII FireWire model or the USB 2.0 model, depending their computer and other FireWire or USB devices they plan to connect to it. Most recent computers (built within the last several years) support the high-speed USB 2.0 standard. Both models (828mkII-FireWire and 828mkII-USB2) are now shipping and share the same US list price of $795.

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