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Default Used Echo Mona - worth nabbing?

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I've been prowling around locally seeking a dirt cheep but viable PCI interface for some quick and dirty recording duties, and came across an Echo Mona setup for $130 us.
I'm personally unfamiliar with the brand, and the unit has to be close to 10 yrs old, but the feature set and user reviews (even today) seem promising.
They were a hot prosumer item apparently at one time, but, well, you know, so was Coleco Adam


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If that's what you're after I think this Echo thing should do the trick.
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The Echo stuff has relatively good audio quality and, maybe more important, stable drivers.
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The Echo stuff has relatively good audio quality and, maybe more important, stable drivers.
I am not sure whether it is Windows 7 or PCIe compatible.


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I am not sure whether it is Windows 7 or PCIe compatible.


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In my experience though anything Echo has made has been pretty solid sound and stability wise.
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I am not sure whether it is Windows 7 or PCIe compatible.
Drivers do exist for that platform.
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I have an Echo Layla 24/96 and had it set up with Windows 7 64bit. Rock solid and I was surprised they had drivers for it but they were great. Even had a whole new GUI and settings program.
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Well, that's reassuring at least. One might assume that the disclaimer on their site is more of a formality, as the product has been discontinued?


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Ya I'm sure for legal reasons and such, no one can hold them accountable for it but any company that still goes back and re releases drivers for a discontinued product is awesome in my book!
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