[linux-audio-user] USB again

Victor Lazzarini Victor.Lazzarini at nuim.ie
Tue Jan 24 10:47:53 EST 2006

So can you suggest some USB-IF cards?

At 15:21 24/01/2006, you wrote:
>On Tue, 2006-01-24 at 15:22 +0100, Cesare Marilungo wrote:
> > I checked on the specs and it says 'native USB compatibility' so it
> > should work, IMHO.
>That is no guarantee. If the sound card doesn't have USB-IF logos (other
>than the trident describing the connector), and the "USB" Audiophile
>doesn't have them, you need to be wary.
>I used to own a M-audio Quattro, which is listed in the Alsa sound card
>matrix, but it really doesn't work properly. The sound card isn't USB
>audio compliant, M-audio knows it and will not do anything about it and
>they don't have to as they don't use the USB-IF logos which would make
>them responsible for being compliant.
>I'm not saying that this particular card won't work. I'm just saying
>that you shouldn't trust specs telling you "native USB compatibility".
>Sampo Savolainen <v2 at iki.fi>

Victor Lazzarini
Music Technology Laboratory
Music Department
National University of Ireland, Maynooth 

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