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  • What a difference USB sound makes!

    I just got a Telex USB audio off ebay. I have an FV24, and as most people stated, the onboard sound isn't great. The telex usb adapter is incredible... crystal clear sound. This thing outputs the highest quality sound I have ever gotten from a computer (granted I've never spent much money on soundcards). I bet the onkyo se-u55 and soundblaster extigy etc. must be incredible.
    Still setting it all up:
    FV24 with celeron 900, super tiny custom case, Datalux 10.4 touch screen in the Subaru Outback

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    Yah, the Extigy made a huge difference on my ARM-PC (mini book size). I only used the computer for GPS and data logging before. Now I use it more for MP3s than I use my CD Player.
    99 C5 vert - not stock - now with no PC :-(

    http://thumbs.streetfire.net/AF8B348...E240B5A576.jpg
    Click here to see a Video of my car

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    • #3
      Man, that's a nice garage floor! and some sweet cars to go along with it. What's up with the automatic corvette though?
      Still setting it all up:
      FV24 with celeron 900, super tiny custom case, Datalux 10.4 touch screen in the Subaru Outback

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      • #4
        Automatics rock for drag racing. Wait until I pick up the car today with the new motor and bust out a low 11 in the 1/4 on motor! ;-)

        A properly built automatic with a good stall converter will eat a manual straight line everytime.
        99 C5 vert - not stock - now with no PC :-(

        http://thumbs.streetfire.net/AF8B348...E240B5A576.jpg
        Click here to see a Video of my car

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        • #5
          I have the Xitel USB sound card (even tho the manufacture doesn't state that its a sound card) with my ARM-PC and its great. Just for kicks I took it to a friends house who is an audiophile and hooked it up to his computer and Klispch speakers. He have a Sound Blaster Live Platinum edition or something like that sound card in a blind test (ie he didn't see what I hooked up) and said they both are really close in sound quailty he could tell the difference, but he said they were so close that if he wasn't actively trying to hear differences he wouldn't know which was which.
          Awol

          my $0.02 cents (value is based on the intelligence of the person reading this message)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Awol][
            I have the Xitel USB sound card
            Which one do you have, I've been thinking about one, and for starting at $40, they shouldn't hurt my budget.

            Rob
            And you say people actually pay money for M$ Windows?
            www.mp3mini.co.uk (Does what it says on the URL) www.openclassic.co.uk (The new car, with zero rust!) www.rob-web.co.uk (My other site)
            Total re-design underway: on the whole progress is very slow as the car is taking up too much time :)

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            • #7
              for what its worth i'm using the Xitel MD-AN1, made for transfering music to a mini disc. Works great in the car.

              Xitel makes and USB to Optical interface to, eh?
              [SIZE=1]'91 Nissan Stanza

              [XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX] XX% Completed -
              Car Totaled and i bought a 20G mp3 player

              http://machs-fuel.tk
              a DIY video projector page

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Rob


                Which one do you have, I've been thinking about one, and for starting at $40, they shouldn't hurt my budget.

                Rob
                I got the HiFi analog version.
                Awol

                my $0.02 cents (value is based on the intelligence of the person reading this message)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by smoothswiss
                  Man, that's a nice garage floor! and some sweet cars to go along with it. What's up with the automatic corvette though?
                  Until you learn how to double-clutch and shift properly

                  *newbie*
                  -James-

                  Tech tips and more - http://www.techguys.ca

                  *NIX command for today: rm -rf /bin/laden

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                  • #10
                    im looking for a cheap usb soundcard. anyone have any ideas? ebay has nothing. looking to spend 30-50$

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                    • #11
                      www.pricewatch.com or
                      www.minidisco.com

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                      • #12
                        i need something that takes minimal power and runs on a 200mhz processor... any ideas? the xitel requires a 200 but also needs 64 megs of ram... i dont think it would work too well. the soundcard im using now sucks. do they make pcmcia soundcards?

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                        • #13
                          my xitel is doing quite fine in a P166MMX and 32 Mego' Ram
                          [SIZE=1]'91 Nissan Stanza

                          [XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX] XX% Completed -
                          Car Totaled and i bought a 20G mp3 player

                          http://machs-fuel.tk
                          a DIY video projector page

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                          • #14
                            those etigys look nice... but kind of expensive... oh well... keep on savin..
                            [Car]-[2001 Civic Ex Sedan]
                            [rebuilding mp3 box]
                            MTVideo DVD/TV Tuner
                            MATX Celeron 500mhz

                            7inch Overhead Liquidvideo Dvdplayer For Trade Looking for ~7inch LCD Touchscreen preferred.
                            5inch LCD w/ stand also for trade

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                            • #15
                              One great advantage of the USB sound adapters (especially external ones) is that they are isolated from the computer so in my setup, for example, the last little bit of whine that I had not been able to get rid of went away completely.

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