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Postposted on Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:48 pm

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Re: Replacing a dead sound card

Postposted on Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:51 pm

Unless you can find a really great sale somewhere, the best card for music at that price range is a Creative X-Fi Extreme Audio card.
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Re: Replacing a dead sound card

Postposted on Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:53 pm

If you don't need Vista or Win 7 support, find a Turtle Beach Santa Cruz on E-Bay. Kernel-level Linux support since kernel 2.4. There's one on EBay now for $10.99.
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Re: Replacing a dead sound card

Postposted on Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:58 pm

Ah, the Santa Cruz... What an AWESOME sound card. I gave mine away to a friend, stupidly. :(
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Re: Replacing a dead sound card

Postposted on Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:59 pm

FireGryphon wrote:Ah, the Santa Cruz... What an AWESOME sound card. I gave mine away to a friend, stupidly. :(

Mine has only a couple weeks to live, as Win 7 is on its way.
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Re: Replacing a dead sound card

Postposted on Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:32 pm

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Re: Replacing a dead sound card

Postposted on Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:38 pm

nightmorph wrote:I haven't found any comparisons to Envy24-based cards on the interwebs yet, nor to anything more recent. I can't even find a comparison to other Turtle Beach products, so what in particular makes you recommend this card? The ALSA matrix says it has a Cirrus Logic 4630 chip, but Google doesn't show many (any?) other cards with this chip.

Music. She just makes music sound good. She does just fine with 5.1 movie soundtracks as well. No gimmicks, decent engineering, and absolute rock stability. Mine is about 7 years old and hasn't hiccuped once.
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Re: Replacing a dead sound card

Postposted on Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:37 pm

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Re: Replacing a dead sound card

Postposted on Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:22 pm

This might be a little late, but if you're set on getting another Via Envy24HT card, there's the Audiotrak Prodigy HD2 for $90.
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