Easy, add a USB sound device. I use the Audigy AND iMic AND still have the EPIA sound ports available if needed. I only listed USB digital audio as a nice to have feature, since that's what the OP requested in the first place. If the sky is the limit, might as well include it. Reality, cost and time always have their way of limiting the must have from the nice to have features.Originally Posted by The Grinch
As for the reception quality, I have no idea if that is a property of the tuner chip or one of the MANY external support circuits it requires. Even before Seth's post, I had been looking at this exact issue. I studied a couple of the ICs used in old head units I had lying around (downloaded their datasheets) and the one in my Radioman. Alas, my RF electronics experience is pretty close to nil and I know even less about FM/AM radio tuners. I wasn't able to make heads or tails out of the problem.