DBox or RND 5057 with Apollo X8?


Hi friends,

I’m interested in experimenting with analog summing and 2bus processing. I use an Apollo X8.

i just bought a RND 5057 and DBox+. 5057 arrived, got it hooked up, and I like it. Waiting for the DBox+ to compare…..

my big question, so far, is whether the headphone amp and monitor outs on the DBox+ are superior to the X8?

In terms of summing, the 5057 is a passive summing box, and has lots of color between the silk and transformers. Very pleasing sound for music. The DBox+ looks to be active, much more transparent summing on paper, fewer options for mono/stereo, but maybe a better all inclusive solution to monitoring, summing, etc…
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