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skidmorebay

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I'm still crawling towards establishing my mastering startup. It's my get rich slow plan.
I'm looking at converters within my budget lately. Does anyone have experience comparing any two of these converters? I am interested to hear your observations.
Lavry blue
Mytek Stereo96 and 196
Prism Lyra2, Titan, or Orpheus

I'm looking to start with 2 channels of AD and four channels of DA. I'll take an AES out and run it through my Symphony I/O mk I into the computer. Are there any others in this range (sub-$4k) I should really consider, and that would be a step up from my Apogee?

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waltzmastering

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I shot out the Lavry Blue and the Mytek 8x192 about 10 years ago and turned into a Mytek convert.
Have since gotten the firmware and upgrade for the 8x192 and use the Stereo192-DSD for DAC.
I think Mytek and Prism would be a good match up, but it seems converter choice, like controller, speaker and power choice
gets personal where you really have to hear out it integrates with the rest of the chain and your expectations. gl

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skidmorebay

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Interested to hear the good review of the Mytek. They are comparatively inexpensive in relation to many common options. Since my first post, I've taken a serious look at the Dangerous Convert. There is only one review (from Tape Op), but it is more than glowing. 
I've almost always used Apogee converters. I have a feeling that my preference would be some sort of "super-Apogee," if that were possible...
 

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waltzmastering

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Along with the Blue and Mytek we also a/b'd with the best that Apoggee had out at that time (forget_maybe X), and I remember them having a signature sound.

Mytek does seem to have a good bang for the buck ratio and also have the newer Brooklyn and Manhattan.
The market seems pretty flooded with decent converters for loop and monitoring along with  the ones already mentioned.... Cranesong, Forssel, Hilo, Weiss, Bricasti, etc gl

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