Ive used RME products since 2001 and with Vegas 1 to Vegas 6. Never once had one single problem with them. I forget the model names but first I had a stereo RME pci card and now I have a 16 channel system HDSP 9652 with two pci 8 channel A/D converters. Most reliable audiocards ever!
"'Ive got 3 Multiface-2's, work very well. 2 are on PCI cards, 1 is used with cardbus in Notebook computer for location recording. Very solid drivers, in my experience."
Thanks Rick! A related question: Can you use the ADAT & SPIDF I/O simultaneously? With Echo cards you can only use one or the other. Being able to use both at the same time would REALLY improve my workflow and routing.
Since I don't have ADAT, I can't test that, but you can select between coax and optical for SPDIF. I would suspect that using coax spdif would work along with ADAT. You could try posting that question to RME, on their web page.