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    External Sound cards and Ground loops - a survey

    Has anybody had any of the following conditions?

    1. Had ground loop problem when using an onboard sound card, installed an external sound card and the ground loop problem went away.

    2. Using an external sound card and have ground loop problems.

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    *Bump*

    Anyone???
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    Nobody wants to touch our external soundcard posts.......
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    They don't want to dirty themselves talking to n00bs......
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    Had none of the problems, but I'm using an Creative Sound Blaster MP3+ external usb card.. Works like a charm! Extended the usb cord 5m, and ran it into my glove compartment..

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    Had ground loop problems, tried external sound card, still got the problems.

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    Thanks to those who took the time to reply.

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    No problemo!

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    I have a Audigy 2 NX.. and if I run its power wires across the audio wires.. I get the ground loop problem... you just have to isolate the audio signal from the power signal..... IE.. dont run the wires next to each other if at all possible...
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