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Mac OS-Compatible PCI sound card for End-User?

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After change my PC system from Windows to OS X,my main problem is finding the PCI sound Card which works on both OS X and and windows, but so far all of the sound card that maybe works on OS X I found are for professional application (like studio recoding....MIDI mixer.....what ever),

so I'm looking forward a OS X-Compatible PCI sound card likes Asus Essence STX or Creative Sound Blaster ZxR(have dolby sound effect or 7.1 virtual speaker when watching movie)  than use S/PDIF or RCA analog to connect my main desktop amplifier .

Can anyone give me some ideas?

 

P.S. My main language is Traditional-Chinese so please  don't use too difficult Englishbiggrin.gif

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As far as I know there are no longer any PCI cards that can give you 5.1 or 7.1 sound. The route for multi-channel output from a Mac is either via USB or the optical digital port. Any 7.1 system with optical input should work.

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well  I don't  need "real" multi-channel out ...

Is the hardware decode the multi-channel data than simular the surround sound and add some effect(like Xear 3D,dolby surround sound,THX studio) in stereo than output PCM s/pdif or analog to desktop amplifier and headphone (like most creative sound card)

 

and my mac is build by my self not apple mac so there is not onboard optical outcool.gif

 

or the usb sound card like recon3d (but it don't have optical out and I hear that the sound quality isn't wellfrown.gif)

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