[linux-audio-user] Re: Firewire, what's the story?

Robert Jonsson 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:
> http://sound-on-sound2.infopop.net/2/OpenTopic?a=tpc&s=215094572&f=59409057

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?


More information about the Linux-audio-user mailing list