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Old 20th February 2003, 06:03 PM   #1
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Default Do you know some webside's with soundcard review's ?

Hi, have any of you some link's to site's, who
discuss, or make test of some audiofile sound-card's ?

I looking, for the right card for me... As a followup, from my previus quistion, about a cheap sound-card suggestion.

Hmmm.. I made up my mind to spend some more money, instead compromising with some
Audigy-card, I was thinking 100$ - 200$ (US)

I allready have the M-audio Audiophile 2496 card in mind, which can be bought in Germany for around 140Euro (Approximately the same as US-$), Or the Terratec EWX94/96, at about the same price, which I could buy here in Denmark. but it seem's to me, that the driver for the M-audio, is more LINUX-minded, which is a must for me, as I will only use this card, if it's run under LINUX.

I have a hard time, making my dessiscion, so please help me... ...
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Old 20th February 2003, 06:28 PM   #2
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Old 20th February 2003, 06:30 PM   #3
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Hi, lykkedk


Apart from this site, witch of course is great, you might have a look at the Syntrillium site.
They also got some good pro’s over there.
It's a long time ago, but I used to hang around there and the forum is very decent:
http://forums.syntrillium.com/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=10

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Default Hey THANX

Hi Netlist

Hey Thanx, it's exctaly this sort of forum, i was looking for......
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Old 20th February 2003, 06:42 PM   #5
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Hey Thanx, it's exctaly this sort of forum, i was looking for......

Your welcome

/Hugo - is careful with forums... but can hang around hole day in there
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Old 20th February 2003, 08:23 PM   #6
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I allready have the M-audio Audiophile 2496 card in mind, which can be bought in Germany for around 140Euro (Approximately the same as US-$), Or the Terratec EWX94/96, at about the same price, which I could buy here in Denmark. but it seem's to me, that the driver for the M-audio, is more LINUX-minded, which is a must for me, as I will only use this card, if it's run under LINUX.

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Don't trust these sites. The reviewers are not music/audio orientated. They tend to recommend Creative which is about the worse card to go for if you are not interested in games. The Terratec is fine; so is the M audio. However, the latter uses the NE5532 which sounds somewhat harsh. I don't know about Linus though.
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Don't trust these sites. The reviewers are not music/audio orientated. They tend to recommend Creative which is about the worse card to go for if you are not interested in games.
Hi fmak

I agree (partially) about Creative, (they are cheap) but what’s wrong about Syntrillium?
Those guys have a very nice and cheap music-editing program
and the forum is not about gaming at all.
Have you read parts of the forum, been there?


/Hugo - would like to know what's wrong with the Syntrillium guys
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Hi fmak

I agree (partially) about Creative, (they are cheap) but what’s wrong about Syntrillium?
Those guys have a very nice and cheap music-editing program
and the forum is not about gaming at all.
Have you read parts of the forum, been there?


/Hugo - would like to know what's wrong with the Syntrillium guys
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Nothing wrong with Syntrillium. What I said was not to trust review sites. For example PCAVTech is very out of date. Tom.com is just commercial. User reviews are very scarce and often tells you little in relation to what you need.

I trusted review sites and bought the Audigy 2. The actual performance of the card is not even respectable. Do a search to see my comments.
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Nothing wrong with Syntrillium. What I said was not to trust review sites. For example PCAVTech is very out of date. Tom.com is just commercial. User reviews are very scarce and often tells you little in relation to what you need.
Fully agree now!!
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You can search for measures which are made with the “Independent Audio Measurements Open-Source Project Rightmark Audio analyser”. The tool can be downloaded free and is very easy to use and generates automatically the following results directly in htlm format if wanted:

Frequency response (from 40 Hz to 15 kHz), dB
Noise level, dB (A)
Dynamic range, dB (A)
THD, %
IMD, %
Stereo crosstalk, dB

See example at:
http://audio.rightmark.org/test/lynx-two-b-32192.html

sites with more tests with Rightmark :
http://audio.rightmark.org/results.html
http://www.compel.com.tr/faq/testler.htm
http://free.polbox.pl/j/jh0909/test_en.htm
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