Pros: -very good sound due to Wolfson DAC and good circuit around, neutral/slightly warm sound signature, replacable OPAMPS, 7.1ch is handy
Cons: -terrible drivers under Win7/Win 8.1, low voltage on analog outputs, not able to drive power hungry headphones (such as AKG K701)
I used this sound card for 5 years. It replaced that time my previous card M-Audio Audiophile 2496. As far as I know at present (2014/2015) it is not possible to buy this card as new in Europe. Today ESI Audio is offering Prodigy X-Fi NRG in similar price range which is completely different card (AKM DACs, Creative DSP chip etc.).
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