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    Post Does a sbc like this exist at all?

    I would desperately need a sbc mobo with:

    Socket 7, dimm slots, onboard audio, onboard lan, onboard lcd controller.

    Aaeon PCM5894 would be perfect with onboard audio, because I can't use traditional soundcard due I need to use dvd decoder card and those sbc's only have one PCI-slot

    Shuttle FV24 would definitely rock but it hasn't lcd-controller :/

    So is there anything I want, and for how much $$? I'm looking something in the region of 100-140$ used or new.

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    Advantech makes a few boards that fit this criteria. I have a PCM-5862 which is a socket 7 with onboard sound, lan and LCD controller, but it uses SIMM memory (max. 128MB). These can be found for cheap on e-bay (I picket up mine for $100 with the cable kit included).

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    I have an em586 which has all that and more. I paid about 300 for mine though, so it's way out of your specified price range new.


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    Yeah I noticed that PCM-5862 too, but it has so bad sound (16Bit) and I have a pretty decent audio in my car. Everything's so complicated now

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    most sbc's aren't gonna have great sound. Those things are tiny. With everything so close together, the signal's gonna be full of noise.

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    i dotn see how it should effect the sound, they except 12v for increased sound quality, or u can run the whole thing off 5v, or u could always just ground the m/b

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    Yeah, but look at this review of Advantech's ess chipset: http://www.pcavtech.com/soundcards/ess1868/index.htm
    Doesn't look very promising to me, but the strange thing is that empeg player uses the same mobo and everyone have glorified its sound quality :?

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    i didnt realy read all that but i knew a while ago ppl cmoplained about the sound

    but i heard the new drivers fix it, and it sment to sound fine now. and that review looked old

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    I don't think it's a driver issue, looks like it's just a bad hardware. Looks to me that this soundcard is unable to produce high frequencies properly, the frequence response's falling rapidly after 10Khz. But I don't know about that, since the review is about ess sound card, not about Advantech's mobo. Has anyone measured their mobo's soundcard? Some hard facts would be cool

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    My player has an ESS1869, and with the soundblaster emulation I couldn't get decent quality. I found a datasheet for the chip, and writing my own driver to use the extended registers, I am able to get CD-ish quality (16 bit setereo at 44,100Hz). I do get some hard drive noise on the audio when loading songs, but I'm only feeding my mobo +5v and +12v, perhaps if I gave it the optional -12v things would improve.


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