beingmf3 wrote:Do yourself the favour and have a look at the Seraph PCI cards by Marian. Pretty much incredibly good quality, I think. 32bit DA btw.! I almost can't imagine any interface being more "invisible" in a good sense. The software router is amazing, too.
All are PCI only? I looked and couldn't find any USB versions. I don't really have much space for a PCI card, so a USB solution is much preferred.
The AD2 is less than half the price of the Lyra though, which is certainly a factor when we are in this price-range.
I assume you mean invisible in the sense that it doesn't color the audio. Obviously that's very important when trying to obtain a neutral 'image' of a piece of hardware I haven't yet tried to sample the audio-card I use at the moment, to see just how much color it contributes overall, but it is on my to-do list It would actually be nice if we had an option in NAT to subtract such an image (perhaps like the reverse overlay method, known from some noise-reduction systems), so we could reduce the 'noise' that comes from the audio-card itself.