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    Quote Originally Posted by sxpert
    this is simply plain wrong. it's a limitation of the driver. works nicely in linux with Alsa
    I should have been more clear, I was referring to the driver being the limitation....seeing that you can record and playback from the SPDIF in proves that the hardware is capable of passing the SPDIF audio to the analog output. In any case, the MP3+ with the bundled windows based software will not support SPDIF In playback to the analog output....nuf said!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EBJUSTIN
    I should have been more clear, I was referring to the driver being the limitation....seeing that you can record and playback from the SPDIF in proves that the hardware is capable of passing the SPDIF audio to the analog output. In any case, the MP3+ with the bundled windows based software will not support SPDIF In playback to the analog output....nuf said!
    Dang!!! thats exactly why I bought this card!! So does anyone know what USB card WILL pass optical SPDIF to the analog out? I don't have my XM-PCR yet so I can't test it. I guess I need to put my home DVD player in the truck, connect the optical cable and see what I get!
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    don't want to sound like a windows basher.... but, you get the idea
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    I called SB and a tech told me that the MP3+ was basically a souped up SB16 and that I'd have to get the Audigy 2NS to get playthrough capability with Toslink to analog. However, if the XMpcr (or whatever device) is outputting AC3 or DTS encoding it must be disabled since the NS only accepts stereo digital input, and the NS would then do the encoding before passing it to the outputs. Although the two units look similar, there are many technical differences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgardjr
    Anychance you could tell me if the soundcard works coming out of hibernation when you shutdown with a song playing? I don't want to buy another USB soundcard that won't work for me. The M-Audio Sonica wouldn't come out of hibernation. I've noticed that I get audio through the onboard soundcard before winxp resume fully-screen still black with bar at the bottom saying resuming from ...

    Yea i would like to know that also....... Can anyone that has it tell me if with the SB mp3 soundcard when it comes out of hybernation will it still have power to it?
    I dont want the computer to come back from hybernationg, and the soundcard not be working.

    Any input?



    But none of these use soundcards have rca outs? What do you do, go from the mini out on the soundcard to a mini adapter with rca outs?



    What about this for going from a laptop to the car amp? I know its just 16bit, but will it sound as good as all those 16-bit SB soundcards?
    Is this even the same thing as the usb soundcards but with rca outs or totally different.OR should i just go with the 24bit SB? Do we even need a 24bit, or will 16bit be just fine?

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    I just bought the far more expensive Audigy NX USB card. Hopefully it cures the minor noise I have from using the internal sound. I'm wondering if there will be any difference from the more affordable MP3+ for in car use?

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    well first of all you will not be limited to stereo sound.

    secondly you will need an external power source

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    Quote Originally Posted by jusatry
    well first of all you will not be limited to stereo sound.

    secondly you will need an external power source
    It should get the power from the usb on the computer. RIght?

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    MP3+ will, the Audigy NX needs an external 5V. (i believe).

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