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Old 14th March 2007, 03:16 PM   #1
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Hey guys, 2 weeks ago i purchase a new PC with an Sound Blaster X-FI Fatal1ty, today i sell it to an friend because i think that SUX, is all fake on that card, the box say that is 24 bits and is not true.. and other things that i really dont like.


Well, now need to purchase a new one. I really want some card to measure speakers and would be great if have 5.1 channels.

can someone recommend me a good card?


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Old 14th March 2007, 03:34 PM   #2
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some of the card that i was looking reviews are

Auzentech HDA Digital X-plosion 7.1 DTS Sound Card
Razer Barracuda AC-1 7.1 Gaming Soundcard
Auzentech X-Meridan 7.1 Sound Card
Turtle Beach Montego 7.1 Dolby Digital Live Surround PCI Sound Card
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Old 14th March 2007, 06:16 PM   #3
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Hi,

If it is just for 2 channel stereo: Still going strong :M-Audio Audiophile

No resampling, no fancy DSP effects, just a plain high quality 24 bits / 96 kHz 2 channel audio card for an affordable price. And not unimportant: With good and reliable drivers.

In any case, excellent for doing speaker and othere audio measurements.

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Old 14th March 2007, 06:21 PM   #4
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What about the Audiotrak Prodigy 7.1 HiFi ?

VIA Envy24HT (ICE 1724) Audiocontroller
Wolfson WM8776 / 8766 Audio-Codecs
2-, 4-. 6- (5.1), and 8- (7.1) channel 24bit/192kHz Audioplayback
optical in / out

output opamps in sockets - can be upgraded

http://www.alternate.at/pix/prodpic/...0/k/kk-v30.jpg
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Old 14th March 2007, 06:32 PM   #5
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Hi,

If it is just for 2 channel stereo: Still going strong :M-Audio Audiophile

No resampling, no fancy DSP effects, just a plain high quality 24 bits / 96 kHz 2 channel audio card for an affordable price. And not unimportant: With good and reliable drivers.

In any case, excellent for doing speaker and othere audio measurements.

Cheers
well, i want to use it with my FR125S Speakers (5 channels), so i need at least 5.1

is ok to purchase 2 cards? one for Measure and another for Play Games and HT?


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What about the Audiotrak Prodigy 7.1 HiFi ?

VIA Envy24HT (ICE 1724) Audiocontroller
Wolfson WM8776 / 8766 Audio-Codecs
2-, 4-. 6- (5.1), and 8- (7.1) channel 24bit/192kHz Audioplayback
optical in / out

output opamps in sockets - can be upgraded

http://www.alternate.at/pix/prodpic/...0/k/kk-v30.jpg
http://www.alternate.at/pix/prodpic/...k/kk-v30_1.jpg

Looks good, and price is great, i was checking Auzentech X-Meridian 7.1 DTS Connect but price is like double than Prodigy.
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Old 15th March 2007, 12:20 AM   #6
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Hi sam

What about the one I use: Edirol (Roland) USB Audio Interface UA-1EX.

Great stuff. (No commercial connection - just a satified user)!

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Old 15th March 2007, 02:53 AM   #7
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What about the one I use: Edirol (Roland) USB Audio Interface UA-1EX.

Great stuff. (No commercial connection - just a satified user)!

bulgin

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Old 15th March 2007, 08:02 PM   #8
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is ok to purchase 2 cards? one for Measure and another for Play Games and HT?
Hi,

In my PC there are actually 3 soundcards at the moment: The on board sound chip which I have disabled, a Soundblaster Live for the usual Winsof bleeps and for serious work an Audiophile 2496. For my measurement software (ARTA) and audio recording/playback (Adobe Audition) I select the Audiophile cardís drivers directly from the software. That works fine without conflicts.

Itís important that your software that makes use of a particular soundcard can select the driver of choice. Not all software can do that, some can only work with the first driver available or just with the driver in use by the Win system But with serious well written software you should be able to use the card of your choice for that software.

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Old 15th March 2007, 09:14 PM   #9
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Hi,

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If it is just for 2 channel stereo: Still going strong :M-Audio Audiophile
No resampling, no fancy DSP effects, just a plain high quality 24 bits / 96 kHz 2 channel audio card for an affordable price. And not unimportant: With good and reliable drivers.
Agree, I like it to, especially the non resampling behaviour.

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Old 15th March 2007, 09:14 PM   #10
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samsagaz: " ... If it is just for 2 channel stereo: Still going strong :M-Audio Audiophile ( http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_u...2496-main.html ) ... No resampling, no fancy DSP effects, just a plain high quality 24 bits / 96 kHz ..."

Same technology = The M-Audio FastTrac Pro ( http://industrialcomponent.com/maudio/fastrackpro.html )

Better yet (better latency, better (much lower) jitter specs) than any USB connected "sound card" or any built-in sound cards, with four channels, 24 bit / 96k input / output (rip and roar) = FireWireSolo ( http://industrialcomponent.com/maudio/fwsolo.html ) ...

Even better yet (even better latency, more channels I/O, 192K stereo output!) = FireWire 410 ( http://industrialcomponent.com/maudio/fw410.html ) ...

...

Mercenary announcement: My company is a dealer for any of the above and other M-Audio devices ... and if you don't have FireWire ports on you Mac, Linux or WinPC, we have 'em for free with the purchase of any above. http://3dotaudio.com/maudio/mobilerecording.html . We also add shorty cables with every order, USB or FireWire at no added charge.
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