Originally Posted by martinskibg
I'm very sorry, pressed enter accidentally and had to edit the text later
I get some very decent results from this setup that I have. I also am well aware that the increase in quality will not be as substantial as I want it to be (i checked the Aurora Lynx vs Behringer AD/DA shootout thread, to my ears the Behringer sounded better) and still I wish for better converters because I can feel that the color that the m-audio converters add is unpleasant.
Good point, it's hard to find a decent interface without preamps, somehow the manufacturers decided that mic pres are a must have for audio interfaces.
I' m wondering about that, too, everytime I read about new interfaces - I am still very satisfied with my echo Layla 3G because it has very good converters. And with 8 digital and 8 analog in/out's and only 2 preamps the money wasted on stock pre-amps, that I don't use anymore since I got some high end outboard prer amps, is relatively low.
But if I had to chose a new interface, I would search for one without any preamps at all, so that I would get the best conversion possible for the money spent without any additional gadgets/features I don't need...
I found some interesting DIY convertor projects though...