Exactly. I can see it now....card slowly starts to fail, sofware fails sending a bad signalt o card, speakers -> amps killing all my speakers or at least the tweeters. I am seriously considering some type of extra tweeter protection now.
If I can't get the soundcard replaced I am going to have to seek alternatives.
1) Auzentech X-Meridian + VAC
2) Sondigo Inferno +VAC
3) Waveterminal 192M
4) Other pro options. I don't have firewire anymore so extreanl cards are out unless I do a firewire PCI card.