On Sun, Dec 30, 2012 at 02:46:11PM +0000, Fons Adriaensen wrote: > You could try zita-a2j instead of alsa-in. On my old 2G P4 machine > adding 8 channels that way takes 10% CPU. Sound quality is vastly > better than alsa-in. It's a vast improvement in terms of CPU usage. About 6% cpu vs about 24%. Thanks!