Phew, thats a tricky one... I had a almost forgot about this guy:
Will that work?
The onboard audio of my m/b can't send line in to spdif out so my radio does not work and can't use line in plugins.
Now I'm looking for a really good (high end) "XP-Hibernation-safe" USB sound card w/ 1- line in and 1- optical (or coax TTL-level) digital out.
That could work, but how is the S/Q of the digital out on this one?
Quantitative SQ is excellent according to this:
There is a ton of info about the Transit on this board... you may want to check up on the hiber-ability of the device.
Spent a bit of time looking at this myself. What about this one?
Not much dearer than the Transit and is USB 2.0 not USB 1.1
You got to read the specs carefully, but there are left and right inputs via 1/4" jacks.
Does not seem to do optical but I don't need that.
2007 Toyota Hilux with a CarPC..
OziExplorer GPS Embedded in RR: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/sb-s...iexplorer.html
This are the most usb audio control used in carpc but are expensive
They are used to make all controll like internal routing, delay, elettronics crossover, with a Console program or others vsthost....
Thanx for all the tips.
I don't need DSP/x-over functions (have external DPS for that w/ coax and optical in).
I need good quality digital out and line in that can be routed to digital out.
The DMX 6Fire USB look great, I can use the XLR w/ 48v phantom to my RTA microphone and skip the behringer mixer board that I normally use for RTA.
How about the TerraTec Aureon 5.1 USB MK II? All I need really but kind of sheep.
I see now that the DMX min spec are 2ghz amd/intel, I have an atom 330 dual core system (1,66ghz), is that to weak?
I beleive those specs are for worst case, IE if you use all of those inputs/outputs. The atom should run it just fine.
Keep in mind that some of these require a seperate power supply and some are USB bus powered.
Youre dealing with digital to digital on reputable audio companies, the SQ should be perfect.
I went from a PCI X-Fi ExtremeMusic (SPDIF) to onboard Realtek ALC662 (SPDIF) and the SQ is far worse, my only PCI slot is now occupied by a GFX so can't use PCI for sound
So I don't think SQ on SPDIF is same for all vendors. I would prefer bit perfect SPDIF but not sure if that is achievable on all vendors cards.
External power can be a problem in a car but its doable.