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

Alessio Elmi alessio_elmi at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 6 16:18:32 EST 2014


Echo as well could be an option. Something like Layla 24/96 (PCI) would
really be deal (2nd hand, around 100€ or less in here).


2014/1/6 Robert Jeffares <jeffares.robert at gmail.com>

> I have M-Audio cards in 4 machines and a permanent search on ebay and the
> local trademe site.
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> 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.
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> They work with alsa, record and play, but you do have to remember to set
> 44100 because they default to 48,000.
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> 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]
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> The 44 have balanced out but still need 20db to follow.
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> Well worth the effort.
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> Robert Jeffares
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> On 07/01/14 08:16, Alan Smith wrote:
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>> 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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