Sound card reccomendation for **music**
I have searched pretty thoroughly and I just can not find any help. It seems like everyone is really concerned about setting up their car for 5.1 or 7.1 so they can listen to DVDs, but all I really care about is the music. I drive an MR2, so its not like I'll have passengers in the back that want to watch DVDs while I am driving :)
My current set-up (off of a headunit) is a 4-channel amp powering my Kicker Resolution components, and a 1-channel amp powering my Image Dynamic woofers. I am looking at developing a CarPC around a sound card that meets my needs. I don't care about 5.1. I don't care about 7.1. I don't care about how perfect DVDs could sound with surround sound. I don't care about cards that come bundled with pretty software that lets me mix my own music, or record my own music. I DO care about sound quality.
Right now, I am looking at some cards made by AudioTrak and Terratec, but I was hoping that some of you more experienced folk could shed some light on this for me. What is a good sound card for pure sound quality, that will let me adjust the levels of each speaker and will let me control the level of my subs? I have read here that some of the Audigy cards will only put a signal to the LFE channel if there is no bass coming from the other speakers. That is the sort of thing I am trying to avoid. Thanks for any help.