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  • New Turtle Beach card?

    Has anyone used this card yet? Advantages are that it is really small and only requires USB BUS power - no 5V required like most other external cards

    I can't seem to find any tech specs for it though - like s/n ratio etc. It does have an optical output so maybe this could be hooked up to a nice audiocontrol line driver / EQ and be a very nice carpc solution.

    This could be a really great device for carpcs! Best part: only $30!

    Opinions?

  • #2


    I actually bought this card for $22 from circuit city. I currently have a SB Audigy hooked up. I'm going to try this and see how it sounds.

    Anyone else care to comment?

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    • #3
      do you have a link to it?
      Jan Bennett
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      • #4
        http://www.turtlebeach.com/site/prod...udioadvantage/

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        • #5
          It's virtual 5.1, which you can simulate with software. The only advantage is that it provides an optical out. So use this if you have a HU that has Opt in.
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          • #6
            optical is the only way to go IMO.....I wont run it any other way in my car....now if I could only find an optical ONLY sound card that doesn't have a bunch of other crap on it!

            EDIT:

            thank for posting the link! this will fit my needs EXACTLY!

            I think...hehe

            I just need to find the specs on it now...lol

            so can anyone else find the specs?

            I can't find them anywhere on there!

            what SNR?

            what bit converters?

            what resolution?
            Jan Bennett
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Red GTi VR6
              optical is the only way to go IMO.....I wont run it any other way in my car....now if I could only find an optical ONLY sound card that doesn't have a bunch of other crap on it!

              EDIT:

              thank for posting the link! this will fit my needs EXACTLY!

              I think...hehe

              I just need to find the specs on it now...lol

              so can anyone else find the specs?

              I can't find them anywhere on there!

              what SNR?

              what bit converters?

              what resolution?
              yeah - this card looks to be perfect...but where are the specs?!?! If the specs are good, this will likely be the last soundcard that many of us CarPC users will need!

              I actually have the card, so at least I can do an evaluation of it.

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              • #8
                more info

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Red GTi VR6
                  optical is the only way to go IMO.....I wont run it any other way in my car....now if I could only find an optical ONLY sound card that doesn't have a bunch of other crap on it!

                  EDIT:

                  thank for posting the link! this will fit my needs EXACTLY!

                  I think...hehe

                  I just need to find the specs on it now...lol

                  so can anyone else find the specs?

                  I can't find them anywhere on there!

                  what SNR?

                  what bit converters?

                  what resolution?
                  Only optical out, so SNR info is not available. Didn't notice anything about bit converters. Since it only has optical out, would it have bit converters? Said something about sampling at 48KHz.

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                  • #10
                    well that makes sense!

                    thought about it but just wasn't sure...

                    where did you see 48KHz?
                    Jan Bennett
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                    • #11
                      Jan,

                      Thank you for contacting the Turtle Beach technical support team.

                      The Audio Advantage is a consumer based USB audio card solution. Here
                      are the available specs:

                      SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO (SNR): 90dB

                      MAXIMUM PLAYBACK QUALITY: 16Bit/48kHz

                      3D POSITIONAL AUDIO SUPPORT: Yes

                      EAX 1.0, 2.0: No

                      EAX 3.0 ADVANCED HD/EAX 4.0 ADVANCED HD: No

                      DIRECT SOUND HARDWARE ACCELERATION: No

                      UPMIXING OF STEREO TO MULTICHANNELS: No

                      DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1 & DOLBY DIGITAL EX AUDIO DECODING: Pass Through via
                      SPDIF output

                      DTS, DTS ES (DISCRETE 6.1) & MATRIX (6.1) AUDIO DECODING: Pass Through
                      via SPDIF output

                      THX CERTIFICATION: No

                      SPDIF DIGITAL OPTICAL CONNECTOR: Yes

                      Best Regards,

                      Jimmy
                      Turtle Beach Technical Support Team
                      hrmmmmm......
                      Jan Bennett
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                      • #12
                        now I'm torn - cds are sampled at 48, but I just can't help but think that the sb Audigy PCMCIA card is a better sounding card...

                        but this thing is so small and perfect otherwise!

                        *sigh* decisions decisions....
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                        • #13
                          I won't be using the optical out of the card - I'm just going

                          miniplug->RCA->line driver->amplifiers

                          So the spec that matters for me (and prolly most others) is the 90dB S/N ratio

                          90dB isn't 'hot' but it isn't terrible either. The SB Audigy 2 NX has a S/N ratio of 102dB. I think I'll stick with the SB. That's a real pitty b/c this turtle beach USB stick is so tiny and even bus-powered. Oh well

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                          • #14
                            Well, there's a reason it's tiny and cheap.
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                            • #15
                              yeah - i'm probably going to stick with the SB too....
                              Jan Bennett
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