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Modern day, less expensive, USB2 or USB3 interface comparable to Prism Orpheus?
Old 4th April 2018
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Modern day, less expensive, USB2 or USB3 interface comparable to Prism Orpheus?

Hello,

I didn't know whether to ask this question in the High End or the Low End forum, so I picked this one because maybe people here have experience with the Prism Orpheus.

I've owned a Prism Orpheus since 2010. The sound of the preamps, the convertors, and the headphone output is pretty much transparent as far as my ears can discern. I am hoping to find something equivalent regarding converters, preamps and headphone quality in an interface that supports USB2 or USB3 (no thunderbolt, and hopefully with drivers that are not too fussy). I don't need as many inputs and outputs as the Orpheus contains, but do need a minimum of four line outputs that can be controlled as independent channels, and two or four line inputs. 8 channel ADAT input would be nice as well.

I tried a couple of very inexpensive interfaces (Presonus Studio 192 and NI Komplete 6) which left me disappointed. I am aware of the Prism Atlas, but I was hoping that during the many years since the Orpheus has been introduced, there would be a number of interfaces that might meet the quality of the preamps and converters at a less expensive price point. The about-to-be-released Audient ID44 seems to have enough IO, but I know nothing about the performance of their units, as I've never tried one.

If anyone has recommendations, particularly if you have some knowledge of the sound of the Orpheus, I will appreciate hearing from you.
Thanks!
Old 4th April 2018
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Prism Titan. I replaced an Orpheus with Titan and it’s excellent in every way- Especially with the recent price drops by prism....
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