Friday, July 10, 2009

Audio Card Joys

My Dell-sourced Creative X-Fi card came in today.

And it is going right back out. It is DOA - totally freezes my laptop every time I plug it into the Expresscard slot.

There is a possibility that this is a good thing, not a bad thing. I am getting my $ back for the card. And I just bought a M-Audio Firewire Solo for $120 used online.

Although $40 more than the Creative, it appears to be a favored sound device in the DIY speaker design crowd. It has phantom 48v power for a mic, balanced outputs, and very low latency.

Hopefully my jig is done this weekend, and I should be testing next weekend. Cross my fingers!

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