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

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    Anyone tried one of these ?

    http://www.xitel.com/product_hfl.htm

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    I love my NX im just hoping the 12V adaptor for the mp3 players will work for it. Im trying to avoid an inverter.
    now working on my Dodge Dak
    toshiba portege == done
    audigy2 NX == done
    7" flush mount == 0%
    pimp rating == 48%

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    Quote Originally Posted by killerfishes
    I love my NX im just hoping the 12V adaptor for the mp3 players will work for it. Im trying to avoid an inverter.
    I made my own power supply which works great for the NX...

    It's not a "proper" power supply as it just uses a linear regulator.. so it creates
    a fair amount of heat.. but the voltage is very stable and I have it heatsinked and it gets the job done

    You can see pics of it and the schematic at the link in my signature...
    Also I talked about it in this thread in more detail.

    On a diff note.. Maximum PC this month has a quick review of the Audigy PCMCIA...
    I'll scan it tomorrow and post it...
    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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    thanks thats awsome. Im making a PCB for it soon. If you want one I'll send it to you for the info.
    now working on my Dodge Dak
    toshiba portege == done
    audigy2 NX == done
    7" flush mount == 0%
    pimp rating == 48%

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    I highly recommend the M-Audio Transit. It consistently received high marks for sound quality and performance (better than any Creative product, but I don't think the PCMCIA Audigy had been tested yet.). Mine cost less than $70 shipped through J and R after I pricematched it to another website.

    It is not a gaming Audio product but a high quality audiophile device, used mostly by musicians.

    I originally bought it to have a Line-In for my laptop, but I will ultimately incorporate it into a carputer.

    View performance here: http://www.fixup.net/products/benchm...ransit2444.htm



    You get a tremendous reduction in noise by taking the audio out of the PC, just because there is so much electrical noise inside a PC case, even a laptop. Beyond that, it has outstanding DA/AD converters.

    It sounds awesome and has Toslink in/Toslink out, along with analog. About the size of a credit card, but 0.9" thick (fits in your pocket).

    Just like someone else posted about another device, this has analog or optical input through the same jack--cool engineering.

    From the product description:

    Hi-Resolution Mobile Audio Upgrade
    Small enough to fit in your pocket, Transit brings hi-resolution 24-bit/96kHz recording and playback to any USB-compatible computer. Digital I/O lets you transfer pristine audio between your computer and other devices such as MiniDisc and DAT. The digital output can deliver AC3 and DTS from your computer to an external decoder such as a surround receiver*. And the bus-powered design allows you play and record virtually anywhere your laptop can go. Transit is your ticket to ride.

    Features:

    Mobile 24-bit/96kHz USB audio upgrade

    1/8 in. stereo analog/optical digital input

    1/8 in. stereo line/headphone output

    TOSlink optical digital output allows AC3 and DTS pass-through*

    Line/optical input accommodates self-powered stereo microphones

    Includes 3.5mm (male) to TOSlink (female) adapter



    Technical Description

    Dimensions: 2.2 x 3.6 x 0.9 in.

    Weight: 1.6 ounces

    Minimum System Requirements:

    For the PC:
    UDMA, EIDE or HDD
    Windows 98 SE/ME/2000/XP
    96kHz Operation: Pentium III 500 mHz, 128 MB RAM
    48 kHz Operation: Pentium II 400 mHz, 64 MB RAM

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    A man after my own heart! I heartily concur!

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