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    Quote Originally Posted by Machinehead View Post
    I'm running the M-Audio Firewire 410. I haven't done any apples to apple comparisons to know if I'm losing SQ by converting to RCA. I would think that it would be minimal if any.

    I am not currently doing software tuning at the moment, but I'm planning on it. I'm still trying to shake out bugs to get everything else working 100% of the time.
    Awesome! How do you think it compares with the Delta 1010LT?

    I saw your card has 8 channel outputs, which would be perfect for me. Can you please tell me the rest of your system?

    Thank you very much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ianaconi View Post
    Awesome! How do you think it compares with the Delta 1010LT?

    I saw your card has 8 channel outputs, which would be perfect for me. Can you please tell me the rest of your system?

    Thank you very much!
    I believe it very comparable to the Delta 1010LT, similar internals and so forth.

    I'm running bootcamp on a mac mini. A firewire card was a perfect solution for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machinehead View Post
    I believe it very comparable to the Delta 1010LT, similar internals and so forth.

    I'm running bootcamp on a mac mini. A firewire card was a perfect solution for me.
    Awesome. I was checking the MAudio website, and yours is a more expensive model.

    I am thinking on getting a DELTA 1010LT. But it seems it has a lot of features I wouldn't use.

    Basically all I need is a GREAT SQ soundcard with 8 RCA outs or with regular outputs that I could use cables to convert to RCA. I need to be able to control my 3-way frontstage actively and my 10" sub also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machinehead View Post
    Parts Express has them. Radio Shack does as well.
    I said high end, not $4.99...

    And while the quality of the sound card is important, when you're talking about an install on the level of competing in IASCA finals, then ABSOLUTELY YES the quality of the cable is VERY important.

    NOT to be confused with spending thousands of dollars on cables mind you....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ianaconi View Post
    Awesome. I was checking the MAudio website, and yours is a more expensive model.

    I am thinking on getting a DELTA 1010LT. But it seems it has a lot of features I wouldn't use.

    Basically all I need is a GREAT SQ soundcard with 8 RCA outs or with regular outputs that I could use cables to convert to RCA. I need to be able to control my 3-way frontstage actively and my 10" sub also.
    I would also take a look at the USB/FireWire/PCI sound card list that Durwood worked up. there's a lot of good information in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGTiVR6 View Post
    I said high end, not $4.99...

    And while the quality of the sound card is important, when you're talking about an install on the level of competing in IASCA finals, then ABSOLUTELY YES the quality of the cable is VERY important.

    NOT to be confused with spending thousands of dollars on cables mind you....
    Other than Radio Shack doesn't sell anything for $4.99 they mark it up to $19.99

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    exactly....it's still a crappy cable.

    the only half way decent one I've seen is one that Monster makes for the iPod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGTiVR6 View Post
    exactly....it's still a crappy cable.

    the only half way decent one I've seen is one that Monster makes for the iPod.
    I will make all the cables myself, with Eichmann Bulletplug Copper conectors on the RCA side, and some good quality connectors on the soundcard side too.

    I will look in Durwood list to see if I can find a nice model.

    So far I kinda like the Delta 1010LT.

    Thank you so much for all the help so far guys!

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    Some options I am trying to decide on:

    - ASUS Xonar D2/PM (my favorite so far - ASIO compatible / Comes with 3.5mm to RCA adaptors / Pretty great componenets - any opinions?)
    - MAudio Delta 1010LT
    - Auzentech X-Fi Prelude 7.1 (possibility to upgrade OPAMP in the future)

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    New System Idea:

    Case: VoomPC-2 Enclosure - u$90
    Power Supply: M2-ATX-HV 160w - U$90
    MoBo Mini ITX: JetWay J7F2WE2G-OC-PB - U$230
    Memory: G.SKILL Extreme 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 533 - u$20
    HD: Western Digital Scorpio WD1600BEVSRTL 160GB 5400 RPM SATA 1.5Gb/s - U$70
    SoundCard: ASUS Xonar D2/PM 7.1 PCI - U$170

    TOTAL: U$670

    Display: Xenarc 700TSV - U$350

    Can you guys give me any input/ideas please?

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