Does ultimate perfection exist? It's unlikely if we are speaking about sound quality. Any production audio system is always a compromise between production costs and sound quality. And if it is a mass product, a manufacturer has a stronger temptation to save on the prime cost as here every cent spent brings thousands of dollars. And considering that it is capital, rather than the genius of engineers, that rules the industry, the products of the mainstream market follow the principle that a good advertising campaign is the most important thing. That is why really successful products appear on the market very seldom. And that is why we shouldn't expect superb sound from mass products.Review Link : Digit-Life
Now let's turn to professional sound cards. All mass products within the range from $200 to $1000, except crippled and old cards, have approximately equal sound quality as they use the same components. They can differ in the number of inputs/outputs and various additional niceties like external units with connectors and mic preamps. If you are looking for a card with the extremely good converters and minimal other capabilities it won't be simple to do. No chances to find such thing among the mass products as well.
Today we are testing the Lynx Two sound card from the American company of Lynx Studio Technology. The distinguishing features of this solution are the reference quality of sound and an overly high price ( $1300 to $1500 depending on the modification).
Review : Lynx Two Sound Card
Posted on Saturday, Nov 02 2002 @ 11:17 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The guys from Digit-Life reviewed the Lynx Two Sound Card, never heard of , but w00t so expensive... :