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Thread: Sound card reccomendation for **music**

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackboot
    I use a SB Audigy 2 NX. 102dB s/n ratio is significantly better than most aftermarket head units.

    I then connect the SB to an Audiocontrol three.1 line driver / equaliser. If you are serious about car audio, get one of these. You can control your subwoofer from this in-dash unit via knobs vs. messing around with software settings on your carputer to change your sub volume. The line driver portion of the unit is ideal for a carputer setup also.
    I am actually considering getting one of the 30-band 1/3octave equalizers. I forfeit the convenience of having the dials in my dash, but I find that I don't fiddle with the outputs on my current head unit much, if at all. Once the imaging and sound are correct, the only thing I *ever* change is the level of the woofers. I don't mind using software for that, cause its only a few times a week that I change music genres

    In regards to the Revolution 7.1...its outputs are front, center/LFE, rear, and back surround. With my current plan, I'd actually use all of those outputs. My question here is how do I differentiate the center and sub outputs? My center-channel speaker will be self-amplified, and my sub amp(s) will need a seperate signal. Do you let the equalizers and/or crossovers (external and internal) do the work? I guess I am just having a hard time visualizing exactly how everything would go together. And does the M-Audio Revolution 7.1 compare to the Terratec Aureon 7.1?

    Thanks for the help so far
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    Lots of high quality sound cards used by professionals in mastering:

    They have both 2-channel and multi-channel sound cards. I'm looking at the Audiotrak sound card myself as a decent alternative to the Audigy cards (sounds crappy), M-Audio(better), and Mad Dog Entertainment(never tried).

    I use an older EGO-SYS 24/96 waveterminal sound card, and it sounds wonderful (especially compared to an Audigy sound card which i also have installed purely for game playing).

    I'm planning to have a surround install in my car, and the only variable left is a software based surround sound engine (with bass management). Think of it as the software equivalent a surround sound receiver. The software should at least process most of the movie surround modes (Dolby Digital EX, DTS ES, DTS MUSIC) plus Dolby Prologic II (Movie AND MUSIC), and couple of proprietary surround modes thrown in ( Circle Surround, SRS, Meridians Trifield, etc.) Wishful thinking at this point, unfortunately, but I'm sure someone will come up with it eventually. That is the beaty of a CARPUTER because component upgrades would be just soundcards, and processor upgrades would be just software....


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    i just bought a sound blaster 4.1 for only 5 bucks at a local electronics store. after the 10 dollar mail in rebate. woot woot

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