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February 10, 2005 at 7:44 pm #86901
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Selavast

Hi,

I’m looking for reccomendations on a new up to date sound card for my computer for the reason listed in one of my other topics entitled:

“I have an audio question.”

I am using Windows XP Home Edition, and I was wondering what sound card would work best with that operating system.

Best Regards,
Selavast

February 10, 2005 at 8:16 pm #86907
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Trillspots

I have XP, and NVIDIA is what I have, it is totally awesome! Although, I don’t know if you can just purchase it alone, my computer is custom built, and my computer guy decked it out. But I would suggest NVIDIA to anyone that could get it.

February 10, 2005 at 8:18 pm #86909
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Selavast

I didn’t even know that NVIDIA made sound cards! :lol:

February 10, 2005 at 8:19 pm #86911
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Selavast

I’ll have to dig around and see if can find one! I know that NVIDIA makes good products, so a sound card from them would be awesome!

February 10, 2005 at 8:19 pm #86912
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Blunty

Anything by Crative labs is a good bet, they’ve been doing sound cards since sound cards were invented, they know how to do it well.

February 10, 2005 at 8:21 pm #86913
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Selavast

I do have an old Creative card, but it conflicts with my OS. I heard rumor somewhere that pretty much most Creative cards have problems with XP. Is this true?

February 10, 2005 at 8:51 pm #86918
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Stefan

Why not go for an external solution? “Studio-quality recording” sounds pretty neat ;)

Stefan (sweeping this into Music and Sound Effects).

February 10, 2005 at 10:27 pm #86935
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Selavast

“Stefan” wrote: Why not go for an external solution? “Studio-quality recording” sounds pretty neat ;)

Stefan (sweeping this into Music and Sound Effects).

Hmm,

Interesting! I might have to give that a shot, after I research it more. Thanks for the tip!

February 11, 2005 at 9:31 am #87000
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LowweeK

Well, it’s not THAT important.
Nowadays, all manufacturers make XP compatible soundcards.

If you wanna have a slightly better one, choose Creative or Terratec.

What are the uses you want ?
- Game engine acceleration (EAX…) ?
- Studio recording ? (with mics ?)
- Home Cinema playback ?
- Does it have to be multichannel or/and support Dolby D or DTS ?
- Does it have to support hi-quality audio, like 24/96 ?
- Does it have to support SoundFont (cheap sampling) ?
- Does it have to feature hi-perf drivers like ASIO ?

February 11, 2005 at 11:30 am #87009
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Clemens1

You should buy the Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS.
It’s not very expensive but a high-quality soundcard,
you could even use 7.1 surround speakes with this thing.
Plus it supports EAX up to version 3.0.

February 11, 2005 at 11:05 pm #87111
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Selavast

Yah, I know Creative, so the Audigy would probably work the best for what I need. I think I’ll give that one a try.

February 11, 2005 at 11:38 pm #87120
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Redmurunga

You could get one with an inbuilt firewire port.

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