Originally Posted by Sean H
Hope that helps.
That helps. There are certainly better better cards out there, but none I could find for less than $100 with similar sound quality. Musically, it does out-perform the Audigy 2 according to some reviews, and does not present conflicts with hyperthreading and dual processers like Creative cards can.
I was doing some further reading, and apparently the Revolution doesn't really shine at 24bit, but rather at 16. 16bit is, I'm sure, fine for playing medium to high quality sound files. I feel like my seeking solutions for my card setup took away from the point of this thread, which was the Corda Aria, a truly exciting amp at a very friendly price.
I have come across some reviews of USB audio connectivity, and supposedly it is an EXCELLENT quality connection, far superior to even expensive audio cables. I'll have to hear for myself.