Summary: FF 800 is incredible in my opinion. you get what you pay for . When I was decided to upgrade from EMU 1820M I ended up with two options, FF800 OR 828 MK3. These two have the same i/o (except 4 pres for ff800 while 2 for 828). 828 MK3 had more options like on-board DSP effects and nicer GUI. I really needed the on board DSP for EQing the main out (room eq).