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    Quote Originally Posted by jellymonster View Post
    I just found this:
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Asus-...PCI-Sound-Card

    I don't know if it's any good but a few reviews says it's good.

    Is it good value for money or is there a better one out? or will I gain more for going for a higher priced one?
    You definately wouldn't be disappointed in the sound quality of that card. The specs on mine report that it supports the frequency range of <10Hz to 48kHz at 116db SNR. The D2 is a very high quality card that not only supports real-time DD/DTS encoding, but also >118SNR and Burr-Brown DACs.

    Honestly after hearing the Xonar-DX and the pleasant experience with it's drivers and software I'd never go back to a Creative card with their craptastic drivers. The depth and clarity of the Xonar compared to on-board sound was like night and day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nst6563 View Post
    You definately wouldn't be disappointed in the sound quality of that card. The specs on mine report that it supports the frequency range of <10Hz to 48kHz at 116db SNR. The D2 is a very high quality card that not only supports real-time DD/DTS encoding, but also >118SNR and Burr-Brown DACs.

    Honestly after hearing the Xonar-DX and the pleasant experience with it's drivers and software I'd never go back to a Creative card with their craptastic drivers. The depth and clarity of the Xonar compared to on-board sound was like night and day.
    Thanks, the first paragraph didn't really make much sense to me but it sounds good lol.

    I will probably go for this card when I get the money

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    hehe...first paragraph in Layman's terms.... It provides excellent clean sound over a very wide range of frequencies - so if you're running the system through an amplifier setup...the sound card won't be what limits the sound quality.

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    EDIT (first post)

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    I know for a fact that an M-Audio product will work for you. They make Windows and Mac drivers for all their products. Not the cheapest option, but the sound quality is very good.

    The Mac Mini also has a firewire port and there are firewire sound options as well.

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    I was actually looking at m audio sound cards right after I posted my edit =P.
    I'll have a better look at them at work today.

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    It's M-Audio, they're all good. Just pick on that fits your needs. I'm not familiar with what you're connecting to I can't exactly say if the Fast Track Pro is the right option.

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    ok, change of mind again :P. I'm going to keep with my PC \, I just don't think there are enough sound card options for mac, I think I will gain more from a PC.
    I will buy this: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Asus-...PCI-Sound-Card =)
    and install Mac OS X onto my PC :P good ol' insanely mac.

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    Or do what I did and install Windows on a Mac Mini.

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