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All the nice X32 features and best of all its rackmountable!

It's got all the same features as the big brothers, except no scribble strips.

Same sound quality and mic pres, same expansion options, works with the adat or madi cards, and can link up to the NEW sd16 (available first now at Thomann!) via cat 5. Best thing is it rack mounts perfectly in an SKB mixer case for taking out on the road and links to my iPad mini via an Apple airport for crowd based mix tweaks :)

The only thing missing from all the X32 range is the ability to do multitrack recording to a USB stick, but on the plus side it does have stereo recording direct to USB and you always have the option to use an iPad via USB and multitrack recording in Cubasis or hook up your PC or Mac via USB and record in a DAW. I'm also considering using the LR16 recorder via the adat expander card and some DACs, but that's going to me more rack gear!