Originally Posted by axlepaas
Those are phenomenal prices. An AD16X/DA16X setup with either the Symphony 64 PCIe card, or the soon to be released Thunderbridge interface for around $3500 is an absolute steal. I'd choose that over the Lynx Aurora 16 any day of the week.
Also, the Symphony I/O cards are half price as well. You could snag 2 of either an 8x8I/O w/AES, or the 8x8I/O w/Optical for $2K and find a used (or new, or refurb) Symphony I/O chassis and have a 16x16 setup for about the price of a Aurora 16 or slightly more (on USB,mind you).
Or you can mix and match ... Say for example, a Universal Audio Apollo DUO Interface (has some very cool features, DSP, ect..), and pick up one of the refurbished Rosetta800's. Come in to the Apollo via ADAT for 8 more channels of I/O and attach your DRS-8 to the Rosetta. Easily a match for the Lynx in the conversion department, and you get some very usable preamps, access to signal processing on the input for tracking via UAD Plugins, a few foldback channels for the control room, low latency monitoring, ect... Pretty versatile system right there.
Anyways, point being there are ton of options out there.