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primalsea 6th February 2006 07:10 PM

What Sound Card for PC T&M
Has anyone got any reccomdations for a decent PC sound card for PC based test and measurement.

I currently have a Hercules Muse XL which is OK for general use. However when I use a PC based signal generator the output is very badly distorted and high frequencies.

I guess that the ADC converter is as bad when taking measurements.

I've been looking at the Creative Pure Bit USB External (40)which is 24bit 96Khz. I know there is better spec'ed ones out there but my PC T&M software supports upto 16bit 96Khz.

This won't just be used for testing speakers, I would like a good clean sine wave & clean measurements by the ADC upto 20Khz.


Khron 6th February 2006 07:39 PM

Personally, i own a Creative Sound Blaster Live 24bit. It has the same DAC as the Audigy2 ZS, but it has an even better ADC, so it should meet your demands. It's about 30$ bulk <=> bargain :)

primalsea 6th February 2006 07:47 PM

Thanks for the speed reply.

I meant a Sound Blaster Live 24bit external, not Pure. I have no idea where I got that from.

I guess you have the internal version.

Khron 8th February 2006 02:08 AM

I'm saying get the internal version, 'cause i'm not sure whether Creative changed anything in the external version. And i'm betting that "inside" information is somewhat scarce :)

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