^^ true… but lots of algorithms in the H8000FW are at 96KHz so effectively the number of channels that can be processed is half. There are also the monolithic presets, which take all the computational power of the DSPs. So, it’s still not very clear how the new H9000 will allot computational resources. I am also speculating here, but I think that the max sampling rate will be 192KHz, then audio over Ravenna can carry 4 such signals/channels after being processed by the ARM processors.
After reading more about ARM processors, I learned I know far less about everything than I previously thought. Eventide seems to be on top of things though, so I’m guessing they designed the H9000 to be a competent product.