Hugh Robjohns wrote:Martin has good ears and I'm sure it will be at least as good as the Samson you want to replace.
What I can say, though, is that the Audient and the Drawmer controllers I've tried personally have all impressed me, both in terms of pure audio quality -- and especially so for the price -- as well as the features and facilities they provide.
Thanks for that endorsement Hugh :thumbup:
And to Huge Longjohns, all I can say is that in my review of the original (mk I) Presonus Monitor Station I said "I'm pleased to report that the subjective audio quality of signals passed through the Monitor Station is also good, with very low perceived background noise and an extremely clean sound. There's a slight lack of detail and 'veiling' of the sound compared with the direct signal, but these are very subtle differences, and I expect that very few people would grumble, particularly given the bargain price."
Now I haven't auditioned the Audient Nero myself, but having got an Audient Mico preamp I do know the Audient 'sound', and suspect I would hear the Nero's slight improvement over the Monitor Station V2. As Hugh mentioned, whether or not you would is another matter, but for me any compromise at the monitoring stage is one too far, so I'd personally get the Nero.