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Jack Barry
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What is/are the differences between the 2626 and project? Is the 2626 still a decent option?
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They both do basically the same thing different ways.

The biggest difference is that the 2626 accepts ADAT for input and output.

The same I/O is possible by chaining FS project units together.
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Also something to consider is that the FS Project is still supported by Presonus and the 26x26 is not.

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Thanks guys. The 2626 was on sale cheap on eBay, I passed. I ordered a FS Mobile yesterday
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I am also in this predicament. I would like the option of ADAT so I can link non presonus equipment together for more versatility. What does it mean when the 2626 is not supported? Will I still be able to link it to a studio live or a project? Should I just stick with the project because they are supported?
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milesnorwood wrote:I am also in this predicament. I would like the option of ADAT so I can link non presonus equipment together for more versatility. What does it mean when the 2626 is not supported? Will I still be able to link it to a studio live or a project? Should I just stick with the project because they are supported?


Not supported in this case means driver development has stopped. Read the compatibility statement on the product page. You will find the product under discontinued.

You can link then with an SL and a project, but all units need to be on the same version of UC. Meaning that if the SL and Project are newer, you may have to downgrade the UC driver to make it happen.

As always, make sure to scan the knowledge base and product page for the latest information.
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Makes sense when linking other presonus products via firewire. What about linking a focusrite 18i20 later down the road? Ive never linked two interfaces together before. If I used the 2626 as a slave via ADAT would outdated drivers really matter?
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What about linking a focusrite 18i20 later down the road?


Not in this reality........the 18i20 is a USB interface....they cannot be daisy chained.

If I used the 2626 as a slave via ADAT would outdated drivers really matter?


That will not work either. The 2626 is not a standalone ADAT converter. You would need
to use a device that is meant to work that way such as a Presonus Digimax D8.

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