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5 years ago
* There are no usb3 units and they are unnecessary. Usb2 does fine up to 16 independent channels.
* You need a preamp built in because mic voltages need to be boosted up to line level.
* You dont need 24/96. Unless you have a bazillion$ studio 24bit/44.1khz is all you need.
* balanced outputs are unnecessary unless you are running lines hundreds of feet long.
Here is a starter guide: http://www.tweakheadz.com/soundcards_and_audio_interfaces.htm
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