[linux-audio-user] USB again

Cesare Marilungo cesare at poeticstudios.com
Tue Jan 24 11:23:19 EST 2006

Victor Lazzarini wrote:

> 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
I have a Edirol UA-25 and it works very well. Mine has an annoying hiss 
for the first ten-twenty minutes since it has been turned on. It is some 
internal component (a condenser?) resonating and it's not related to Linux.

But it is fully compatible with alsa.



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