[LAU] Good usb device

Tobiah toby at tobiah.org
Wed Dec 3 12:11:25 EST 2008

> for a laptop with only usb support, a friend of mine is searching for a 
> good supported usb device for linux... he was thinking about the Tascam 
> US-122, good one? Other suggestions?

I have the US-122.  They are pretty cheap on ebay now.  The mic preamps
are transparent and unusually quiet.  As was mentioned, you have to load
firmware... it takes an hour of surfing and tinkering to get it to work.

This worked with my old Dell, but it broke, and I got a newer IBM thinkpad
on ebay.  I think it was an 800MHz PentiumII or III.  I could never get
the US-122 to work with the onboard USB.  The sound was very choppy.  
I tried a PCMCIA USB card, thinking it might be the USB controller, 
but it wasn't quite able to fully power the unit.

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