Originally Posted by jasonwagner
I really like my Symphony unit, haven't used the others you talk about. You could get the symphony chassis and one 16 I/o with room to expand to 32 down the road. It's very stable. The symphony fans are loud enough they will be picked up in mics if you are recording vocals in the same room, so I moved mine into a "machine room".
I have the symphony io chassis with one card in it. The 16x16 analog.
It is not above anything hot in the rack. My racks are open back. I keep my room at 70 degrees and the fans are never on. Period.
I record in the same room. Quiet stuff even. Zero noise.
It is my understanding that if I was to put a second 16x16 analog card in it the fans would be on somewhat.
The conversion is AMAZING sounding. Very clear, deep, wide and natural. I love it.
It is noticeably better than 16x and Lynx Aurora 16 ...to me.
It is my understanding that the SSL uses some cheaper (less good sounding) components. This makes sense, as it is a lot cheaper!
I have not heard the SSL.
I use the symphony io as a PT interface (TDM) plus in USB mode plus standalone. Works GREAT!!!