[svlug] Motherboard sound vs. 3rd party card?
lordsauronthegreat at gmail.com
Wed Feb 18 22:23:48 PST 2009
On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 10:00 PM, Holt Sorenson <hso at nosneros.net> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 09:34:02PM -0600, Skip Evans wrote:
>>Has anyone set up sound cards specifically for music, and if
>>so any recommendations?
> For most prosumer uses, I like Creative. I've used Audigy. I
> haven't used their X-Fi, though.
> For starter professional, I like M-Audio.
> PCI: Audiophile 2496
> USB: Fast Track Ultra
> FW: Firewire 410
> The PCI card works with Linux (we have one in one of our encoder boxes
> at the station that is running debian and encodes to our streaming server),
> the USB might, the Firewire doesn't.
Their resale value is somewhat lowered because the Creative drivers
for Windows suck incredibly badly from what I've read (there was a guy
in Brazil which hacked the official drivers and made some better ones
- brilliant Creative lawyers tried to silence him for adding value to
their product. Go figure.)
The only reason I can think of needing a Creative sound card is
because you require further amplification control on the motherboard.
If you're simply playing audio through stereo speakers, then the
on-motherboard sound should work perfectly.
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