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Old 03-20-2004, 03:10 PM   #1
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Good, Cheap, 5.1 Sound Card that works with linux and is available to the UK

The subject pretty much explains what I'm looking for. I have a budget of 30 though less than 20 would be nice.

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Old 03-20-2004, 06:59 PM   #2
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I'm interested in a similar card since my onboard doesn't work (see my other thread).

Creative Soundblaster LIVE! Player 5.1 OEM 20 + shipping looks to be quite a good deal. However, I'm eager to hear what other people have to say.
Old 03-20-2004, 08:56 PM   #3
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I use the Soundblaster Live myself, and it's a very nice card. I have no problems with it either, so I definately reccomend it.
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I don't recommend Soundblaster LIVE!. It screws up many systems. I suggest Edge 5.1 or even better Audiotrak Prodigy 7.1. Both are better than any Creative Labs sound cards. The Seismic Edge uses 5534 op-amps that was used in 1970 studio equipment and those op-amps still are popular for today's digital audio equipment. Many op-amps are designed to be replacements for 5534. I think you can swap op-amps from the Seismic Edge to get different tastes in sound.

You are going to have a hard time trying to get 5.1 working in many sound cards including the Soundblaster LIVE! cards.


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