[linux-audio-user] Re: Firewire, what's the story?
robert.jonsson at dataductus.se
Mon Dec 8 07:45:05 EST 2003
Monday 08 December 2003 13.32 skrev Steve Harris:
> On Mon, Dec 08, 2003 at 12:20:19 +0100, Robert Jonsson wrote:
> > Oh my!
> > I wonder what the price for one of these would amount to...
> > http://www.esi-pro.com/viewProduct.php?pid=18&page=1
> Its about EUR800.
That aint bad at all, infact it seems quite a bargain!
> and heres another one:
There is plenty of choice in this area it seems.
> (UKP450 is about EUR650)
> I think linux is loosing out by not supporting any of these.
It definitely seems so.
> They seem to
> be a better option than USB devices for higher end stuff, while being
> cheaper than the PCMCIA stuff.
I'm might not be the one to judge, but with the specs presented I'd say it's
also better than PCI based soundcards.
- Better price/performance
- more I/O
- better SnR than most PCI cards, all AD/DA is by definition external.
Latency might be an issue, I don't know...
Is there something we can do to try support this stuff? I don't recall the
outcome of the last mLan/Firewire discussion. Are there some specs that are
not available to us?
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