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Thread: laptop: which is better, USB audigy or pcmcia audigy?

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    and also I've just found 4 channel output version of the PCMCIA card at 120, though they call it a DJ which puts me off!! Hehe. http://www.turnkey.co.uk/tkweb/stock...DJ&context=WEB
    now that's my top tip!

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    yeah i saw the dj but it hink it is two separate channels ie routed form different inputs not like the normal 4 channel out. might be wrong though.

    Also that usb thing is nice and they have bstock for 134 - what a bargain!!!!!!! hmmm

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    Well sticking to cards in my country... me and my friends have pretty much owned all
    of the diff audio cards out there over the years... and the Audigy has come out on top
    for me by tons... super clear... and 5.1 surround... and thats what I have in my home
    and in my SUV...

    I'm all for competition and better products... I know creative's drivers suck and they have
    some hardware shortcomings... but that's all I really see for a viable product nowadays.

    So anyways... back to dissecting the Audigy PCMCIA card... more info please
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    sorry to mess up your Creative thread!! hehe, just one quick note, all the products discussed by me are available in the USA, that's just an UK website which I buy from.. sorry, back to Audidgy now!!

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    np
    I enjoyed the info!

    I've just been waiting to hear about the performance of this PCMCIA card and I didn't want to be the guinea pig
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    Audio: Audigy 2 NX; Kicker KX700.5 amp; 20w center amp; Kicker L7 10" Sub
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    just a heads up but one thing to be aware of is the system requirements for the two, the PCMCIA audigy has a min requirement of a 1.2Ghz pentium or athlon while the USB one only requires a 500Mhz pentium 3 or 600Mhz AMD K7, originaly I was going to go with the the PCMCIA audigy but I doubt it will work as I have a VIA MII10000 which is only 1Ghz and from what people have said is only the equivilant of a 600Mhz pentium 3.

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    I have heard/read about the requirements for the PCMCIA card....but I'm willing to give it a go since I won't have other processes running in the background while it's in use.....I'm going to give it a try and hope that it works
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiltz
    just a heads up but one thing to be aware of is the system requirements for the two, the PCMCIA audigy has a min requirement of a 1.2Ghz pentium.
    Holy *****! wow.. all that for sound?? There must be zero hardware acceleration
    going on in that thing... oh well.. forget it..

    Guess I should quit being lazy and just read the creative site

    Still I'd like to hear about the real world use of it....

    Have you even tried it yet?
    CarPuter: Dell P3-500 Laptop; D-Link WiFi; Deluo GPS; D-Link Radio; iMac DVD w/ ide2usb
    Audio: Audigy 2 NX; Kicker KX700.5 amp; 20w center amp; Kicker L7 10" Sub
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    without having a way to control the volume from the steering wheel on the pcmcia, i think i will look more into the usb option. will the sound quality be noticeably different?
    2005 m3 coupe, carputer to come...

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    Noticeable different than what? The 2 are pretty much the same specs aren't they?

    The Audigy 2 NX provides great clear signal... my amplifier gains are turned down so low
    because of such a good signal which reduces any unwanted hiss or static.

    When the system is on it's completely silent and then crisp music just blares out

    And as far as a remote volume knob, my friend extended the wires on the
    volume knob on the NX (its all digital) and ran it from the back of his stealth
    to the dashboard and it works great. I was tempted to do that too.. but want
    that OEM look... still may do it someday...
    CarPuter: Dell P3-500 Laptop; D-Link WiFi; Deluo GPS; D-Link Radio; iMac DVD w/ ide2usb
    Audio: Audigy 2 NX; Kicker KX700.5 amp; 20w center amp; Kicker L7 10" Sub
    Display: Lilliput 7" TouchScreen
    CarPuter Install

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