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Old 10-22-2005, 11:59 AM   #1
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Question Can you recommend an external USB sound device?

I have a laptop with AC97 internal audio. It works fine, but I don't have a stereo line-in. I have a Creative Audigy 2 NX USB audio device but I haven't been able to get it to work - although some people have managed it, it still seems awkward and kludgey.

So all I need is a standard device, which has the usual (stereo line in, line out, mic., etc.). I don't need anything fancy like surround sound. Do you have a recommendation for a good-quality easy-setup USB audio device?

Gericom P4 3060 laptop
SiS7012 AC97-compatible internal audio (I can disable this in the BIOS if necessary)
Fedora Core 3 (kernel 2.6.12-1.1376_FC3smp)


Old 10-23-2005, 09:15 AM   #2
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Old 11-14-2005, 05:04 PM   #3
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Thanks, maroonbaboon. It seems that the best device is the Audiotrak Maya EX5 (, but sadly this is not made any more and is quite hard to find. The new model, the EX7, has no inputs! D'oh!


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