Lets review external sound card Infrasonic Amon, designed for studio work. It supports sampling rates up to 96 kHz and 24 bits per sample precision. Its frontal panel has : TRS ( 1/4″ jack ) microphone input without phantom power +48 V plugging in ability, its amplification level control knob and clip indicator; TRS ( 1/4″ jack ) instrumental Hi-Z input, its amplification control knob and clip indicator; USB connection indicator, TRS ( 1/4″ jack ) output for monitor headphones and volume control of sound card’s outputs. Its back panel has : USB port, through which it communicates with computer and receives power from it; MIDI input and output; and linear RCA inputs and outputs.
For it drivers are released for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10 and Mac OS X 10.3 and newer with support of ASIO 2.0, MME, DirectSound and Core Audio interfaces, through which it tightly integrates with modern DAWs : Avid Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Steinberg Cubase, FL Studio, Cackewalk Sonar, REAPER and others. It performs analogue to digital conversion with : 102 dB signal to noise ration, 102 dB dynamic range and -97 dB THD; digital to analogue conversion : signal/noise 108 dB, 108 dB dynamic range and -97 dB THD; wherein channels isolation is 100 dB. Card’s body is made from aluminum. Package contains : Infrasonic Amon sound card itself, USB cable, optical disks with drivers and software and user’s guide. From one side : this is a good sound card, which can perform its work and has MIDI connectors; from the other : its sampling rate is not the biggest, it has no balanced inputs and outputs and digital inputs and outputs and it does not support phantom power plugging in to microphone input. So, this card can be recommended for purchase only if it costs much less than more functional cards of Steinberg, Behringer, Focusrite, ESI and other manufacturers, if it costs at comparable to them level, then it is better to buy device of one of these manufacturers.