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Old 13th March 2003, 06:57 PM   #1
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Default Balanced line stage connected to pc with soundcard

Hi.

I resently put out some quistion about soundcard's for playing music through my not
finished Balanced line stage and my 6months old Leach amp 4.5 (still goe's strong)
in the DIGITAL forum here at DIY-Audio.

When I started my project with my pass BoSoZ, I had some trouble with howto use it unbalanced and so on, and got the right answers here of couse, from you guy's.

Actually I'am right now etching my redisigned PCB (Pictures later).

But I was woundering if any of you, know a soundcard which sound good ??? (Maybe someone tried it on the line stage).

I know that the line stage doesent make any changes to the music-quality, but I was hoping someone could help me out here.

I had some soundcards in mind.

Hoontech DSP 24 Value (RCA)
M-audio audiophile 2496
Terratec ewx 2496
etc...

But someone told me, that using a card with minijacks couldent harm when playing mp3 or ogg files...

I know this isen't the right forum....So please do not make to much noise on mee
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Old 13th March 2003, 07:23 PM   #2
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Default High quality soundcards

They do exist - mostly made for professional work. I have two Digigram.. a PCX9 and PCX11+. The cheap one is $2500. These cards offer balanced analog and/or AES/EBU inputs and outputs. They also come with a certification sheet with the cards performance done in .1 dB increments. You can use either its clock or input another one... signficantly reducing jitter.

I will use one of these to test out the amp I am building.. then bring it into work and run it on the AP1. (Oh the joy of having access to the tools, even if they ain't mine).
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Hmmm, this card would be nice, but i was woundering what my wife would say if I told her, I had to sell all of my kids toy's to buy a new soundcard
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Old 13th March 2003, 09:12 PM   #4
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i was woundering what my wife would say if I told her, I had to sell all of my kids toy's to buy a new soundcard
I guess that is why I don't have the wife anymore... I need toys too.
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Default The M-Audio

You're planning a setup that's similar to mine. PC as source, BoSoZ pre, amp and speakers. I have the M-Audio Audiophile 24/96 and for the money it is an excellent card. Here's a page with some very thorough reviews: http://www.io.com/~kazushi/audiocard/ The card can be had for $160 online, just look around.

Best of luck with whatever you get.
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Old 20th March 2003, 09:35 PM   #6
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try www.soundblaster.com

thay sell good cards at a good price
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Old 23rd March 2003, 01:42 PM   #7
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You could have a look here
http://www.marian.de/english/marc2pro_infos.htm

In/Out bal +4dB and many more features as 0 Latency

Pretty good stuff, not really expensive and you can find one sometimes on Ebay.

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Old 23rd March 2003, 06:14 PM   #8
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Default Good soundcard

Hej Lykkedk !
A litte advice based on my own expirence would be for you to get your hands on an older DA converter, eg. a Cambridge DAC 3 like I use, and then a cheap semi-pro soundcard - I use a hoontech that costed 795,- Dkr. 1½ years ago - it only has two analog in and out with the usual sucky minijacks, but it has a very nice digital out, hence the DA converter. I find this combination to be a whole lot better than eg. a new soundblaster card, witch all have the disadvantage that the resample all music coming in and out of them.

Another bonus is that the CAD3 has real balanced outputs for your BOSOZ

Sig til hvis jeg skal hitte ud af hvad det Hoontech-kort hedder, du kan sikkert få det for en slik ligesom en brugt DAC3....


Cheers !

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Old 23rd March 2003, 06:29 PM   #9
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Hello,

I can't answer your questions but I will just say that am really happy with M-Audio Audiophile 24/96 card
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Default Revolution 7.1

I coulden't make up, my mind, so i took the chance, and i already bought the M-audio-revolution 7.1 (Just wait for the postman from Germany)..........

I will, when my pass line stage is done, tell you how it sounds...
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