|So, does this mean that an external sound "card" like the Audiophile USB will be a better than an internal one?
nope. like anything in the world, a good internal card is better than a bad breakout box. but breakout boxes do have an advantage.
|the electrical noise you were measuring during recordings, were you able to hear any of the electrical noise when playing back sounds that did not have noise in them to begin with?
nope. the noise is only present when zoomed in all the way with Sound Forge of a recording. no one will ever turn up the volume loud enough to hear that noise during playback, else risk going deaf when the music starts.
you see, low noise is important for recording cause the noise will start getting compounded as you mix in more and more tracks. however, when you are playing back music, a good "card's" noise floor really wouldn't be audible. heck, that Audiomedia was so quiet that my amps and preamps generate more noise!
but of course.... that doesn't matter much to audiophiles. everyone wants the best no matter if you can hear it or not. nothing wrong with that though.
the irregular sound wave (non-hiss) WAS present though. i just assume it was from the computer.
|I am looking for a great sound card with low jittter and little to no EMI/RFI supceptibility. I am going to use it with my Muse Model Two DAC.
well, you already got a good DAC. all you really need is an interface with SPDIF right? that Audiophile card looks okay for this application. you're gonna have to spend a lot more if you want something with significantly less jitter.
|Wow, where did you get THAT from?? I bought Revo as soon as it was released, specifically for use as RMAA measurement tool and its ADC is excellent - low distortion and high S/N, as well as being 24/96.
um, NO. the original post was right... the Revo should not be used for any serious measurements or recording. he was right--it is really not intended for recording. it's just a souped up soundblaster really. look, NOTHING with 1/8" jacks is for serious use. i promise you. anything with that many features for less than $100 is only for home use, not intended for anything serious.
i'm not bagging on your card. it's good for you. just don't think you bought a Ferrari for a Honda's price.