[linux-audio-user] what's the best option here? / SosPubs article

Kent, Gary gkent at mhc.edu
Fri Mar 26 09:26:30 EST 2004

	Last nite I read that article in SosPubs about Linux.  Most
folks in that article seemed to be using the RME HDSP 9652.  I have been
looking at the MultiFace for awhile, but am starting to feel that the
best option would be to sink my money into some of the preamp/ADAT
optical out outboard gear that is starting to come on the scene such as
the M-Audio Octane, Tango24, or Behringher ADA8000 that feature lots of
preamps w/ ADAT optical outputs, and just using the HDSP9652 as a really
nice signal router into my Linux box. Would anyone be willing to share
with me the pros and cons of this approach? 
	Up until now I have been thinking about sinking all of my money
into the MultiFace or a really high-priced audio card with minimal
outboard.  Now I'm starting to think just the opposite that just using a
bare minimum optical card w/ decent converters and putting my money into
outboard would maybe be the best way. Any good advice on this, and if
so, any other cards I should consider? 

Thanks very much, 


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