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    looking for an external 5.1 Sound card thats RR friendly

    I know this is a hardware related question but i posted it here because it also relates to the best front end on the planet ...

    I got my system up and running today in my new car.. everything went without a hitch.. my only issue is the motherboard only accepts two channel audio and i have a 5.1 setup in the car. So this means i'm lookin for a new external soundcard and i'm looking for advice. Soundcard must have the following qualities.

    1. Hibernation friendly
    2. 5.1 sound
    3. RR friendly.. meaning i can control the outputs via the mixer in rr


    That bein said.. who's can give me a recommendation.


    EDIT.. i meant to post this in the main road runner forum... someone please move it
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    I very recently purchased this product:

    http://www.amazon.com/Zalman-ZM-RSSC...9786058&sr=8-1

    The big issue is how does your computer need to interface with your stereo. In my case this product was my only option.

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    i'm not using a head unit the speakers will plug right into the sound card via rca or miniplug.
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    Ok, you're in the same boat I am then. Take a look at that Zalman device that I posted. It works well so far.

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    i cant tell from anything i've found on it.. does it use an external power source or is it powered by the usb cord.
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    by the looks of it, im going to guess USB cord...

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    thats great.. one less cord comin outta my slim case. I may have to pick this one up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicxtacy02 View Post
    i cant tell from anything i've found on it.. does it use an external power source or is it powered by the usb cord.
    USB cord only, no power cord.

    Only thing I don't like is that it has manual volume dials for each pair of channels. I don't see why they didn't just write that into the software.

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    most soundcards that are external have manual controls.. but are you saying you cannot control each channel via the software?
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