Re: TC Electronics M350
The M-5000, although a lower resolution unit in terms of the digital conversion and processing, has I/O stages that were pretty much state of the art for its day, tons of headroom, as well as a very hefty power supply (power draw is typically more than three times that of the 350). I suspect that the real "mojo" of that unit comes from that rather than the algorithms used.
Also, keep in mind that M2000s sometimes go for four or five hundred dollars. That's definitely not a bad unit, and my guess is that the analog I/O stages are substantially better than the 350.
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