The MOTU Audio 24I/O interface fulfills the promise of host-based hard disk recording: to record, edit, mix process, and master multitrack recording projects entirely inside the computer. It provides 24 high quality, 24-bit/96kHz analog inputs and outputs in a cost effective, single rack space package, allowing you to connect and record from 24 simultaneous analog sources. MOTU 24I/O Specifications
...the traveller might have better conversion than the 828mk3 and ultralight mk3. No idea what converter chips used in the 24 io though. Kraku.. Yep I kept the Diffmaker analysis to your original segment.
I'm retiring my 12yr old MOTU 24 I/O setup and replacing it with this: Some cool things will have to go to cover the cost, though.