We are planning a permanent interactive installation featuring spatial audio and want to select the right hardware. I have some experience with MOTU (good and bad) and am aware that several manufacturers now make firewire/USB interfaces with the features we need.
Our primary requirements are:
16x balanced output through combination of units
Driver stability through hard resets, power failures, etc in long-term install
Please comment if you have experience regarding quality and stability of the following hardware
M-Audio ProFire 2626
Focusrite Saffire Pro