Hi, Michael. I'm Mariano, from Buenos Aires, Argentina. In my countrie, we don't have the possibilities for the AKAI samplers. I've got an ASR-X, and I'm very happy with it. I can load perfectly the AKAI CD-ROMs, but I think, if you only want a sampler, the AKAI is UNIVERSAL, you understand?
Ensoniq has only 33 or 66 mega of RAM. With other sampler you can take 128 mega...
But for a groove machine, the ASR-X is indcreible and amazing.
By and good luck.