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    Hi,

    in order to use the thuneau frequency allocator for my 2.1 active sound-system (so it is actually 4.1), I need a soundcard with 5 or 6 outputs. I know there are PCI cards who have that many, but I rather use a USB-card because of the possible HDD-interference with PCI.

    anybody who knows of such a card? thanks
    Xenia & Isabelle, totally in love!

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  • #2
    ok, damn, really have to do some more reading.... I was looking for a card with 6 rca-outs, but thanks to my bro (really, thank you Joachim/JC!) I now know, I could also use one with 3 3.5stereo outs..... how stupid could I be


    edit: one more thing, I really would like it to use 24bit in order to play dvd

    edit2: needs to be ASIO-compatible
    Xenia & Isabelle, totally in love!

    'T SQiekenkot: VOLVO 740GL 2.3

    CarPC: none at the moment
    CLARION HX-D2
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    • #3
      have you seen the stickey at the top of this forum that includes a bunch of USB/fire wire cards?

      btw - not just 1/8" but you can also use 1/4" TRS jacks and just make custom RCAs. I'd go that route before 1/8" for sure.
      Jan Bennett
      FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

      Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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      • #4
        yes red, i've seen the sticky. problem is, most of the cards are only 16bit, but the few that are 24bit don't support ASIO....

        yesterday I thought I found the perfect card for my needs (ESI gigaport AG), but that one also is 16bit.... Then I looked at an audigy2 NX, but that one seems to have trouble with the ASIO drivers and it seems to make the frequency allocater crash... (so I've read that at the thuneau forum)
        Xenia & Isabelle, totally in love!

        'T SQiekenkot: VOLVO 740GL 2.3

        CarPC: none at the moment
        CLARION HX-D2
        CLARION APA4300HX => Fountek NeoCd1.0 + TB W4-1337SD
        CLARION APA4300HX => CSS Trio8
        CLARION APA2100 => Dayton IB385-8

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        • #5
          http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_u...e410-main.html

          http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_u...hile-main.html

          Not USB, but an option if you have room.
          http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_u...10LT-main.html
          Jan Bennett
          FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

          Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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          • #6
            You might have to go the PCI or Firewire route instead of USB. I am not sure, but I don't know if USB bandwidth can do 8 channels using ASIO. There is not much buffering going on when you use ASIO instead of the regular microsoft direct sound or wavemapper from my understanding.

            Red-
            I'll add those to the USB/firewire soundcard list.
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            • #7
              will be firewire than, cause I'm a little sceptical about PCI (HDD noise, cd-rom noises, mouse clicks).

              Or I could just get a 16bit card, would it really be that bad with dvd?
              Xenia & Isabelle, totally in love!

              'T SQiekenkot: VOLVO 740GL 2.3

              CarPC: none at the moment
              CLARION HX-D2
              CLARION APA4300HX => Fountek NeoCd1.0 + TB W4-1337SD
              CLARION APA4300HX => CSS Trio8
              CLARION APA2100 => Dayton IB385-8

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              • #8
                I think you should be ok. bit depth is basically associated with dynamic range. 24 bits allow you to have a dynamic range greater than 100dB while the best you can with 16 bits is around 96dB. What does this mean? It gives you a more accurate sound, more detail, less artificial. Here is a good explanation.

                http://www.pcrecording.com/dither.htm

                I used a PCI soundcard folded over the top of my M10K using a PCI rsier card and as long as I didn't run any IDE cable too close to the soundcard I didn't have any noise issues on my analog outputs.
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                • #9
                  ok, thanks durwood. gonna go with the ESI gagaport than, I think. I'll be watching DVD ony occasionally, so as long as music-cd's sound as thet should, it's all that matters.... and since cd's are recorded at 16bit....
                  Xenia & Isabelle, totally in love!

                  'T SQiekenkot: VOLVO 740GL 2.3

                  CarPC: none at the moment
                  CLARION HX-D2
                  CLARION APA4300HX => Fountek NeoCd1.0 + TB W4-1337SD
                  CLARION APA4300HX => CSS Trio8
                  CLARION APA2100 => Dayton IB385-8

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                  • #10
                    most important is music-quality, because I recently joined a team that's competing in EMMA, just since a week or two. and I'll be joining them in competing next season (for SQ that is, SPL, not so much my cup of tea)
                    Xenia & Isabelle, totally in love!

                    'T SQiekenkot: VOLVO 740GL 2.3

                    CarPC: none at the moment
                    CLARION HX-D2
                    CLARION APA4300HX => Fountek NeoCd1.0 + TB W4-1337SD
                    CLARION APA4300HX => CSS Trio8
                    CLARION APA2100 => Dayton IB385-8

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                    • #11
                      Cool. SQ is where its at.

                      Oh and the ESI is a 24bit card.
                      System always under construction


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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by durwood View Post
                        Cool. SQ is where its at.

                        Oh and the ESI is a 24bit card.

                        damn, really wasn't quiet awake when i read the specs


                        thanks for the notice durwood ok, that's solved than I guess?

                        so it's ASIA-supperted, 24bit and has 8 analog line-autos, am I correct? (just verrifying, 'cause maybe I overlooked somethin (again)

                        edit: why do I keep typing ASIA instead of ASIO?

                        edit2: analog outs instead of analoq autos (damn..... and I don't even ever touch alcohol)
                        Xenia & Isabelle, totally in love!

                        'T SQiekenkot: VOLVO 740GL 2.3

                        CarPC: none at the moment
                        CLARION HX-D2
                        CLARION APA4300HX => Fountek NeoCd1.0 + TB W4-1337SD
                        CLARION APA4300HX => CSS Trio8
                        CLARION APA2100 => Dayton IB385-8

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                        • #13
                          hahaha. Let me know how that turns out for you. I am interested in going that route too...if it works. I bet a few other would be interested too.

                          why do I keep typing ASIA instead of ASIO?
                          Maybe you have been having to many of these

                          Just kidding.

                          Happy Tuning
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                          • #14
                            not gonna be using full potential of the frequency allocator at the moment though. It requiers a P4 2.0 to ise full potential, and I'm only running an AMD duron800 at the moment (well, not running anything at the moment actually, but gonna be soon)
                            Xenia & Isabelle, totally in love!

                            'T SQiekenkot: VOLVO 740GL 2.3

                            CarPC: none at the moment
                            CLARION HX-D2
                            CLARION APA4300HX => Fountek NeoCd1.0 + TB W4-1337SD
                            CLARION APA4300HX => CSS Trio8
                            CLARION APA2100 => Dayton IB385-8

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                            • #15
                              what are you doing about eq, time alignment, and phasing?
                              Jan Bennett
                              FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

                              Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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