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Old 25th March 2012, 12:08 PM   #1
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Default A good Soudcard that can run under Linux?

PCI or PCI-e.
Anyone can recomend one?

Asus Xonar Essence is a good one,but can it run under Linux?
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Old 25th March 2012, 12:45 PM   #2
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PCI or PCI-e.
Anyone can recomend one?

Asus Xonar Essence is a good one,but can it run under Linux?
Easy enough to simply try, by using say Linux Mint,..download and burn as a .iso image, once burnt. you do not even have to install, to hard drive, ... just run as a Live CD ( but why not install ) lots of info here: DistroWatch.com: Put the fun back into computing. Use Linux, BSD. More specialised distro's tailored to sound are: AV Linux, Ubuntu Studio, Dream Studio

mageia 2 A New Linux Distribution: Mageia is shaping up to be a nice all round operating system too
with their second version due in May

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Old 25th March 2012, 12:52 PM   #3
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Easy enough to simply try,
I havent bought the card yet,thats why I asked if sommeone had tryed it,but I will check the link.
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Old 25th March 2012, 02:38 PM   #4
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It's supported, as long as you're using a recent enough version of Alsa (which should be the case with most recent distributions).

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Old 25th March 2012, 05:41 PM   #5
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I would recommend Infrasonic Quartet https://www.nexternal.com/auzentech/...p46direct.aspx 90USD, decent quality, two crystals - no PLL for clocks (unlike xonar), rather extensive feature set (spdif out/in, wordclock BNCs, MIDI, microphone preamp with phantom power, etc.), fully supported by alsa.
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Old 25th March 2012, 08:34 PM   #6
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ESI Juli@ is popular with linux users. A bit cheaper than the Asus, which I have not heard, but I'm very happy with my Juli@ analog outs. How do you intend on using your sound card?
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Old 26th March 2012, 09:59 AM   #7
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I have used onkyo se-200pci in ubuntu. I've had the Asus Essence ST and STX too and out of the box they didn't sound as good as the Onkyo. I dunno if the Asus work in Linux. Onkyo will also do kernel streaming from Foobar if/when you go to Win7.... ;-)
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How do you intend on using your sound card?
As 2 channel,connected to a DIY headphoneamp.HD650 phones.
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Old 26th March 2012, 12:14 PM   #9
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Default Maybe just...

I'd recommend just using one of the USB based DAC/Amp combos- the ODAC perhaps as it should come out soon. I use a FiiO E7 and a HagUSB until then. Sound cards are fine for what they do but seem very expensive when all you need is either an HDMI or S/PDIF out and a separate DAC. Doing the processing on a card and outputing analogue ties you to one computer, introduces a lot more noise and complications. A USB based solution is driverless (in the kernel already), cheaper, quieter, more flexible and probably provides something more compatible with headphones.

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Old 26th March 2012, 06:14 PM   #10
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Hi,

New to the forum but pretty familiar with Linux as an audio system. Depending on what you want to do and what your budget is there are a few cards that work really well under Linux.

The Delta 1010 LT works well as does any of the Echo products. Unfortunately, if you are wanting to do music recording with live instruments and all USB 2.0 is not a great option because of driver issues. It is not actually adequately integrated for recording. Playback should be fine.

There is a full list of supported soundcards at www.alsa-project.org. Just click on the Soundcards link and it will tell you which cards are supported and how well.

Good luck. If you are recording music, I recommend AVLinux found at Bandshed.net - An online Portal of Music and Software.

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