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

Ralf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sun May 22 08:20:27 UTC 2011

On Sat, 2011-05-21 at 21:18 -0400, Paul Davis wrote:
> On Sat, May 21, 2011 at 8:11 PM, Ralf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net> wrote:
> > op-amps are ok, Envy24 cards cause issues, resp. PulseAudio does.
> Pulse's issues (as such) are with multichannel cards, not with Envy24 cards.
> It has the same issue with any "high" channel count device.

It started with the need to edit /usr/share/alsa/cards/...

# Configuration for the ICE1712 (Envy24) chip
        slave.format S32_LE
        slave.channels 10

For Ubuntu Maverick this didn't solve the issue any more, I
pseudo-disabled PA this way http://www.jeffsplace.net/node/12 to get the
card working.

If you read several audio user lists you'll see that's not only me,
having this issue ;), but every Envy24 card user, while RME card users
write similar to this:

"I have an RME 9652 that has worked out of the box for the past 5 years
on every distro I have run (to date with this card I have used Fedora,
Debian, 64Studio, and various Ubuntu releases.).

It was expensive but has been worth every single penny."

"Any Rme card is good, although they're a bit expensive. Didn't have to
do a thing to get my hdsp 9632 working."

I guess I'll search for RME cards in a price range between 300,- to
800,- EUR. 

Regarding to sound quality issues RME cards also get better gradings
than TerraTec, M-Audio and other cards that cost between 80,- and 400,-

I didn't ask for latency and didn't read a report about RME card's
latencies, but I don't think those cards do have higher latencies than
cheaper cards ;).



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