Lynx Hilo Reviews5.0/5.0 based on 2 customer reviews
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from Boise, ID
August 29, 2012
Stunning!If you have a good mic & preamp, the hilo is worth its weight in gold! The sound is incredible! Vocals shine like nothing else! The sound is crystal clear and accurate. Make no mistake, no amount of eq or compression can make up for bad conversion. After owning this, I finally understand.
from Marlton, NJ
June 28, 2012Music Background:
Hobbyist, Remix/master, DJ
The Convertors To BeatI purchased a UA - Apollo from a local gear store after hearing how great it sounded to me. Then, I had the opportunity to hear this unit in my friends studio and sold the unopened Apollo. I opted for the Hilo and a quad UA card; because that is the caliber of sound I was hoping for from the Apollo; I was personally disappointed. On to the Hilo, first the minor gripes. When the unit is connected to a USB hub on the same line as other peripherals (PC) there tends to be an issue in touch screen response and latency issues; easy fix if you require less port space, simply move other devices to ports further away. Honestly, I don't have much to complain about, but I felt I had to be thorough. Now for the positive aspects, the unit construction is very solid, the knob and housing are metal. From what I have read and (as communicated by Phil Moon of Lynx) the touch screen is constructed from a company that manufactures hospital equipment touch interfaces; so reliability and integrity should not be an issue. The most important aspect is sound quality and this is where the Hilo shines. The sound is pristine and very detailed with a 3 dimensional immersive quality that is unlike other interfaces I have experienced before. The Hilo sound is less colored with better detail than my friends Orpheus and Lavry Gold. I could go on and on about how fantastic it sounds, if you get a chance take a listen and you'll understand the hype.