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Utter confusion on Converters A/D, D/A, Clocks, aaahh

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by Alanfc, Dec 8, 2003.

  1. Alanfc

    Alanfc Guest

    Hi, I am confused about something here, can't find the answer anywhere:

    I'm looking hard at a Lynx soundcard. Easy enough right?

    I have been reading posts from many boards about these, and how much people love them. Fine.

    Then I start reading about people also have their Lynx cards connected to A/D converters, external clocks, D/A converters. What/why/Oh no.

    Is the Lynx not a standalone item capable of all these things? My soundcard does everything, albeit in a mediocre way.

    So I guess I need to know, are these 3 other devices in addition to the soundcard being used for very specific reasons and very professional people? Is it to get more Ins & Outs?

    Thanks in advance for your patience.
     
  2. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Hey Alanfc, how's it goin? ;)
     
  3. Alanfc

    Alanfc Guest

    Ok great- thanks David

    Right now I have an OK card in the Edirol UA-5. But I'm tired of wondering if I'm cheating myself in the very first step in the chain. Mics, Preamps, etc I'm OK on. I don't need much.

    M-Audio is attractive but I'm going for a Home run here (OK maybe a triple) and splurging on the Lynx. Its great now to know the facts on all the other doodads I was worried about.

    thanks alot
    -Alan
     
  4. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Cool, I understand. I have a Delta 66 from M-Audio, and I absolutely love it. Before you buy though, you should look at this .

    - David
     
  5. Alanfc

    Alanfc Guest

    Wow that's an amazing site
    Thanks for the link
     
  6. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    No problem. :cool:
     
  7. bgavin

    bgavin Guest

    I saw my Aardvark card rated highly. Nice to see some reinforcement on my choice of card.
     
  8. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that's one of the main reasons I bought my Delta 66.
     

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