[linux-audio-user] question for Delta 1010 users

Lee Revell rlrevell at joe-job.com
Tue Mar 1 22:52:14 EST 2005

On Tue, 2005-03-01 at 19:43 -0800, Florin Andrei wrote:
> On Sat, 2005-02-26 at 13:10 -0800, Florin Andrei wrote:
> > Today i powered up the system and the LED on the 1010 didn't light up. I
> > pulled the 9 VAC cord out then plugged it in and the LED lighted up.
> > <sigh> I guess I'll send it back for a replacement.
> Ok, i pulled it out and re-packaged it for return to the store. Then I
> plugged the studio monitors into the on-board sound card (a regular AC97
> thing). OMG! The on-board card sounds like crap, by comparison with the
> 1010! It's flat, harsh, muffled and... um... lifeless, sort of.
> I guess the average listener wouldn't perceive the difference (or care
> about it) but for critical listening, it's like night and day. I didn't
> even had to A/B it with the 1010, it was clear from the beginning.
> I'm anxiously waiting for a replacement for my 1010... :-/

Yup, most onboard sound hardware is shockingly bad.  People complain
about Linux support, and don't realize that this stuff barely works on
*any* OS.


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