I'm changing converters, which setup would you go with?
I currently use a Presonus Firepod and I feel that the AD/DA is lacking. So I'm ready to make a step up into the semi-pro world with upgrading the converters. My only outboard preamp is a modified Presonus Eureka. I've been researching my options and I have come up with a few:
1. Buy an RME FireFace 800, sell the Firepod, use Eureka as an additional preamp.
2. Buy a LynxTwo-C (6in/2out), use the Firepod preamps and Eureka preamp, and perhaps add additional preamps in the future.
3. Buy a Steinberg MR816 CSX, sell the Firepod, use Eureka preamp when necessary.
Which option seems like the best for sound quality? I have read on here that the Lynx converters are a step above the RME converters. But there was a thread about the new Steinberg MR816 and there were rave reviews about the quality of the converters but I don't know how they would compare to the Lynx and RME. The LynxTwo came out in 2000 so it's almost 9 years old so I'm not sure if technology in the new converters is much better or not.
Thanks in advance.