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 LynxTWO from Lynx Studio Technology -  24bit, 192 kHz  http://www.lynxstudio.com/lynxtwospecs.html

LynxTWO-A Suggested US List Price $1095
LynxTWO-B Suggested US List Price $995
LynxTWO-C Suggested US List Price $1195

Analog I/O

 

A Model

Four inputs / four outputs

B Model

Two inputs / six outputs

C Model

Six inputs / two outputs

Type

Electronically balanced or unbalanced, XLR connectors on L2Audio Cable

Level

+4 dBu nominal /+20dBu max. or -10dBV nominal / +6dBV max., software selectable in channel pairs

Bandwidth

< 10Hz - 92 kHz @ 200 kHz sample rate
< 10Hz - 46 kHz @ 96 kHz sample rate
< 10Hz - 23 kHz @ 48 kHz sample rate
(analog input to analog output)

Input Impedance

Balanced mode: 24 k , Unbalanced mode: 12 k

Output Impedance

Balanced mode: 100, Unbalanced mode: 50

Output Drive Capability

600 impedance, 0.2 F capacitance

A/D and D/A Type

24-bit, multi-level, delta-sigma

Sample Rates

8 kHz to 200 kHz, including all standard rates with variable adjustment

Bit Depth

8, 16, 24 or 32 bit file types

On-board Buffer Size

16 Kbytes per input and output stream (mono or stereo)

 

 

Analog In Performance

(Analog performance specs measured at 44.1 kHz sample rate, 24-bit, card installed in computer)

Frequency Response

20 - 20 kHz, 0.05 dB at 44.1 kHz sample rate

Dynamic Range

117 dB, A-wtd.

Signal-to-Noise

116 dB, A-wtd.

Channel Crosstalk

<-120 dB, 1 kHz signal @ -1dBFS

THD+N

-108 dB (0.0004%) @ -1 dBFS
-104 dB (0.0006%) @ -8 dBFS
1 kHz signal, 22Hz - 22kHz BW

 

 

Analog Out Performance

(Analog performance specs measured at 44.1 kHz sample rate, 24-bit, card installed in computer)

Frequency Response

20 - 20 kHz, 0.05 dB at 44.1 kHz sample rate

Dynamic Range

117 dB, A-wtd.

Signal-to-Noise

117 dB, A-wtd.

Channel Crosstalk

<-120 dB, 1 kHz signal @ -1dBFS

THD+N

-97 dB (0.0014%) @ -1 dBFS
-104 dB (0.0006%) @ -8 dBFS
1kHz signal, 22Hz - 22kHz BW

 

 

Digital I/O

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Number / Type

One input and one output
AES/EBU or S/P DIF format, transformer coupled, XLR connectors on L2Sync Cable

Sample Rates

32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz

Sample Rate Conversion

Supports conversion ratios up to 3:1 on digital input, 128 dB dynamic range

Bit Depth

8, 16, 24 or 32 bit file types

Control / Status

Complete subcode and channel status support

On-board Buffer Size

16 Kbytes per input and output stream (mono or stereo)


CardDeluxe from Digital Audio Labs - PCI, 24bit, 96kHz,  input+4 dBu / -10 dBV (jumper selectable), $400. Specifications:

Audiophile 192 from M-Audio - 24bit, 192kHz. $180. Specifications:

Main inputs

Main outputs


TRACE D4 SRC from Marian Digital Audio Electronics - 24bit 192kHz, also 32bit, 212kHz.  4 cards can be connected into one system for 64 channels, 192kHz using TDM SyncBus, flatband cable.  Four I/O ports terminated with XLR cables for 4 stereo 24bit, 192kHz performance. Cost: 530 Euro.  http://www.marian.de/en/shop

HDSP-9632 from RME-Audio -  24bit, 192kHz. Cost $550   http://www.rme-audio.com/english/hdsp/cardpci.htm
Stereo analog in- and output, 192 kHz/24 bit, > 110 dB SNR
Optional analog expansion boards with 4 balanced in- or outputs
All analog I/Os capable of 192 kHz, constant number of available channels
1 ADAT digital I/O, supporting 96 kHz S/MUX operation
1 SPDIF digital I/O, 192 kHz-capable
1 Breakout cable for coaxial SPDIF*
Up to 16 I/Os can be used simultaneously!
1 Stereo headphone output, parallel to the analog out, additional level settings
1 MIDI I/O with 16 channels of hi-speed MIDI via breakout cable
TotalMix: 512-channel mixer with 40 bit internal resolution
Supported sample frequencies: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 64 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
8 buffer sizes/latencies available: 1.5 ms, 3 ms, 6 ms, 12 ms, 23 ms, 46 ms, 93 ms, 186 ms
ASIO zero CPU load technology: 0 (zero!) % CPU load when using ALL 32 channels!
All settings changeable in realtime
Automatic and intelligent master/slave clock control
Enhanced Mixed mode: All inputs and outputs simultaneously operational
TMS (Track Marker Support): Supports CD/DAT start-IDs and the read out of CD subcode
Unique status windows for record and playback, showing mode and sample rate
Analog input and output level configurable LoGain/+4 dBu/-10 dBV via software
Balanced analog input and output, 24 bit/192 kHz converter. Dynamic range >110 dBA
Low impedance output (75 ohm) for headphones, stepless output level through software faders
Speaker Protection minimizes noise during power on/off
Digital inputs and outputs ground-free transformer coupled
Super low jitter design: < 1 ns in PLL mode (44.1 kHz, optical in)


LAYLA3G from Echo Audio - 24bit, 192kHz, dynamic range 113dB. Universal inputs, Mic/Line/Phantom. http://echoaudio.com/Products/PCI/Layla3G/index.php

Sound Cards from MOTU  http://www.motu.com

Sound Cards from RME   http://www.rme-audio.de/en_index.php

ASUS Xonar D2/PM from ASUSTek Computer Inc. - PCI, 24bit, 192kHz, SNR: 118dB. Cost  $190  http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=25&l2=144&l3=0&l4=0&model=1769&modelmenu=2

Hydrogen Audio Forum - many upscale sound cards mentioned   http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=12257

CNET Reviews - Top Rated Sound Cards - comparison  http://reviews.cnet.com/sound-cards/asus-xonar-d2-pm/4540-9334_7-32566183-4.html?tag=sub