9th March 2012
One thing I do ask - keep an open mind until you at least see it and hear it in person.
1. Just because someone owns a Lavry does not make Hilo not a mastering tool. Of course it is a mastering tool. One that you can run an analog signal processing chain though, monitor it and feed it out to multiple recorders. I believe that is one definition of mastering.
2. Covered in #1. And yes, it is also for home and audiophile users. Thanks for pointing this out.
3. Let's just say the feature set is different. Don't discount the added value, and versatility that the touch screen brings to Hilo. This is not an inexpensive or easy thing to add. If it was it would have been done by more people. You might also want to compare the specs between these units. Apples and oranges. A person could very well own Hilo along with one of these and be very happy.
Obviously this piece or Lynx in general is not your cup of tea. Hilo does do some things that other products cannot do. For instance, Lavry makes great products, but if you want 192 kHz, you're out of luck.
I am very happy to answer any other questions you might have. And if you're in the LA area, I'd like to arrange to meet up with you to let you hear Hilo and compare it side by side with your gear.