[LAD] What sound cards are recommender by developers? I'll order next week!!!

Ralf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sat May 21 23:52:14 UTC 2011

On Sat, 2011-05-21 at 20:34 +0000, Fons Adriaensen wrote:
> On Sat, May 21, 2011 at 02:37:25PM +0200, Ralf wrote:
> > It's important that the analog IOs and converters etc. keep the sound
> > without audible loss, similar to consumer equipment, that is not the
> > most worse. Professional sound quality isn't needed, but my TerraTec EWX
> > 24/96 or similar Envy24 cards and all those onboard devices I ever
> > heard, don't reach good consumer quality, they produce marked loss for
> > the sound quality.
> Please, please, at least try to be a bit informed before writing.
> Audio quality is determined by the AD and DA converters and their
> clocks, not by any digital interface circuits such as the Envy24.
> My Envy24 based Terratec (from the time that firm still produced
> interesting stuff) is actually among the best I ever measured.
> And it sounds *much* better than most 'consumer' cards I've ever
> seen.
> Ciao,

Pardon, you're right, but very often less expensive and less good sound
cards do use an Envy24 chip. The converters and op-amps could cause bad

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