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  • Anyone know where to get a good quality USB sound card?

    I got that usb to audio adapter,(www.mcmelectronics.com) and its a Dallas Semiconductor chipset. its HORRIBLE. LOT of line noise from networking and harddrive access and certain colors on the screen will make noise too. Its worse than the speaker-out port on a soundblaster.

    I'd like to get a nice crisp, clear line-out like how some of you all are describing. holy moly the noise level was horrible.

    Does anyone have any idea?
    Free entrance to heaven? WOW! I DUN BELIEVE! JC!

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    When i get around to putting my system togeather, i will be using an old laptop, whose sound sucks, while looking around i found this: http://www.computeraudio.telex.com/products/p500.html
    which you can get from egghead for like $51
    i have no experience with it though, and if you get it, post a reply about the quality

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    • #3
      I have seent that product before, and I wasn't sure if that was only to hook up a microphone to the usb port.

      I have also found other USB devices on the net, and I'm currently looking at: http://www.usbgear.net/view-cat.cfm?id=121
      Its SNR is about 90, so I'm hoping that is good enough for hooking into a headunit with teh static undiscernable from usb noise, or headunit noise, or amp noise.

      wish me luck,
      -Francis
      Free entrance to heaven? WOW! I DUN BELIEVE! JC!

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      • #4
        ya i saw that none also, but i trust telex more as a sound company, and they have the drivers right on their site for it, saying it supports win2k, whereas that one doesnt say anything about that, of corse i may be running win98 anyways, since i forgot my pcmcia tv tuner doesnt ahve win2k drivers

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        • #5
          Check out the stereo-link review at MP3.com.
          At $200 it's expensive, but it's gotten excellent reviews. Reading the info on thier site, I think it's more of an audiphile product than a computer product. Anyone have any experience with this product?

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          • #6
            Hey,
            I actually have one if you want to buy it off of me, I bought like 35 of them when the i-openers were hot and got stuck with a couple extra ones, I'll sell it to you for $35 if your interested
            The URL for the model I have is
            USB Sound Adaptor
            I think I have one or two more if other people are interested, I use mine everyday, or at least until I get my new SBC setup completed

            topperge
            [email protected]

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            • #7
              topperge... I'm there! I want that one!!! Thats the one I've been looking for all over the place! One place (usbtown.com) said that its from Israel, and they wouldn't get them for months... oh baby gimme gimme!

              Oh yeah... I noticed that it has two line outputs... is this a 4-channel device? :-D
              Free entrance to heaven? WOW! I DUN BELIEVE! JC!

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              • #8
                Topperage: I might be interested too, but I'm not sure if it'll make much difference. Im also using a laptop, but the sound quality sounds good to me (and my passengers)
                --Nick

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