[RDD] Fwd: What reliable ALSA cards are you using?

Robert Jeffares jeffares.robert at gmail.com
Mon Jan 6 14:38:49 EST 2014

I have M-Audio cards in 4 machines and a permanent search on ebay and 
the local trademe site.

Thousands of these cards were sold to home recording enthusiasts who 
have moved on for various reasons, and they generally don't get a lot of 
attention so prices are low.

They work with alsa, record and play, but you do have to remember to set 
44100 because they default to 48,000.

M-Audio 2496 has RCA In and Out and needs an external boost by about 
20DB and they work in high RF locations [ 3 AM Tx]

The 44 have balanced out but still need 20db to follow.

Well worth the effort.

Robert Jeffares

On 07/01/14 08:16, Alan Smith wrote:
> WOW, I have NOT been paying attention.
> The MAudio recommendations are great, but are they even in production 
> anymore?  kind of scarce.
> It doing some "catch up" web research, did the sound card market just 
> up and die?  There isn't much available like there used to be.
> I'm not *opposed* to USB solutions, but have been bit in the past with 
> 24/7/365 operation reliability issues of USB devices, but maybe that 
> is a thing of the past...
> It seems to me there is a hole in the market for something more 
> flexible than on-board, yet not as expensive as ASI.  M-Audio was the 
> perfect fit for this market, but do they even make anything besides 
> headphones now-a-days?
> -Alan
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