Originally Posted by Telix
It has a superior DAC and ADC, especially for the cost.
What is this superior dac that it uses?
The STX has both a higher SnR ration and a lower THD+N value. It also uses an external power supply whereas the EMU uses the dirty PCI bus for power.
The E-MU is made for recording people, from specs there is nothing that points to it to being a better DAC then the STX.