I have given up on getting my MR816 to work on my new computer which does not have FireWire.
Have tried several adapter solutions, and can get it connected but not totally stable.
I have bought a RME Fireface UFX II, and now want to use the MR816 as a slave via ADAT to be able to use it as a 8 channel mic preamp (the preamps in the unit are very good). I have connected ADAT/TOSLINK cables from ADAT OUT on the MR to ADAT IN on the Fireface, and ADAT OUT on the Fireface to ADAT IN on the MR.
I have the setup working. The mic preamps are sent via ADAT to the Fireface, and they seem to be in sync. No issues there (atleast not that I can see for now). I get sound all the way into Cubase
The one thing I can not get to work seems to be that the MR816 do not change samplerate when it is changed on the Fireface (ie going from 44.1k to 48K).
Is the MR816 just beeing a bad word clock slave, or am I doing something wrong? Fireface is master (set to Internal), MR816 is set to slave via ADAT.
I can manually hook up the MR816 and change the sample rate and it will sync again. A bit of a hassle, as I must disconnect my thunderbolt docking to release the port for use with my adapter chain to get Firewire. The adapters are not working via the thunderbolt port on the dock .
Computer is Dell XPS 15. Dock is Dell TB16.