Thank You Gadget69, I will check the PC specs on the hardware you mentioned.
the playback was using capture (never made it to the studio one 2) played back through firewire to the board, i also saved as a wav and checked straight from the PC, both were the same (garbled). I'm glad to hear you leaning toward a PC issue and not the board. I will go through the proper PC set up and see if that was where my issue lays.
The recording sounded great untill that moment when it changed and encompassed all the channels.
on a side note, I know this is a loaded question. If I do need a different PC, What would be the recommendations from someone who uses Presonus gear (either mac's or PC i'm looking at either one).