[linux-audio-user] Which soundcard to buy?

Stefan Ulbrich stevie157 at gmx.net
Wed Mar 19 04:47:00 EST 2003

Gunnar Schmi Dt wrote:
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> Hello,
> For updating the computer of my father I am looking for a sound card with 
> SP/DIF input that is supported with Linux.
> My father is a flute teacher and he often records his concerts with a DAT 
> recorder. Until recently he used an Atari Falcon in order to copy these 
> material onto CDs. However, now he wants to switch to Linux. (He is more a 
> Linux user, so all the administration stuff for his Linux box is done by me.)
> As the computer does not yet have an SP/DIF interface I will buy a soundcard 
> which has such an interface (The DAT recorder uses optical cables).
> Our computer vendor suggested to buy a Creative Soundblaster Platinum. By 
> browsing through the internet I found a Hoontech SoundTrack Digital XG which 
> seems to have all needed features at a reasonable price.
> Are these two cards supported (inclusive the digital input)? Does anyone got 
> some experiences with these cards? Do they allow the sound data to go 
> unaltered to the hard disk (without sample rate conversion, mixing in analog 
> input etc.)?
> Are there other cards that I should have a look on?
> Gunnar Schmi Dt
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