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Old 15th February, 2002, 12:44 PM
Aedan Aedan is offline
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Personally, I'm running a Philips Acoustic Edge in one machine, and a Terratec EWS64XL in the other. The AE is a pretty nice card, although it's outputs are a little noisy for serious amplification. Using an outboard DAC with the SPDIF bitstream would kill the noise.

The Terratec EWS64XL is just such a nice card. The only downside is that it's ISA. The microphone input is a little noisy, but if you don't use it, then there's no big deal. Signal routing is incredibly flexable, and the outputs are reasonably quiet. Again, if you want serious amplification, use an outboard DAC with the SPDIF bitstream.

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