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post #16 of 75
http://www.dealtime.com/xPO-M_Audio_..._96_Macintosh_

and

http://www.dealtime.com/xPO-Midiman_...Sonica_Theater

Are right at the 100$ mark according to that site.

EDIT: more!

http://www.adamant.com/itemInfo.asp?...cts&menu=PARTS


Refering to the post above, I was actually looking into the EWX at one point, looked like a really good deal at its pricepoint.
post #17 of 75
Thread Starter 
Thanks a lot. Anyone else got any opinions?

EDIT
Sduibek, the second one you listed...does that require a sound card installed on the machine already? Because that appears to be just an add-on??? Or am I wrong? Thanks.
post #18 of 75
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Originally Posted by jack963
Well thanks for not getting too off topic!! Just playing with ya'll....so anyone have any recommendations for me? If I were gonna go with a card from best buy, should I go w/ the Audigy 2 ZS or the 2 ZS Platinum? Thanks.
Neither, go to Guitar Center and get the E-MU 1212m for $165.
post #19 of 75
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Originally Posted by jack963
EDIT
Sduibek, the second one you listed...does that require a sound card installed on the machine already? Because that appears to be just an add-on??? Or am I wrong? Thanks.
Whoops, I think you might be right. Sorry about that
post #20 of 75
Thread Starter 
I'd like to go with that E-Mu, but we really want to stay under $100. Anyone else have some input?
post #21 of 75
Thread Starter 
Sorry to double post, but what about the Hercules Gamsurround Fortissimo III or the Hercules Digifire 7.1? Good for the money...or would the Chaintech/Turtle Beach Catalina/M-Audio Revolution be better? Thanks a lot.
post #22 of 75
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Originally Posted by jack963
I'd like to go with that E-Mu, but we really want to stay under $100. Anyone else have some input?
If you are going to be using this computer for a lot of music I would highly recommend you bite the bullet and spend the extra $70 (adjusted for est. tax included price difference). If you don't you'll always be wishing you did. This thing is simply amazing and considering its price it's phenominal.
post #23 of 75
Yeah, we love trying to get people to spend more and more money.



post #24 of 75
Thread Starter 
Ok, well let's just get beyond the E-Mu for a moment. Between the five of them (Turtle Beach Catalina; Chaintech AV-710; M-Audio Revolution; Fortissimo III; and Digifire 7.1) which would you go with? How come? Thanks.
post #25 of 75
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Originally Posted by jack963
Ok, well let's just get beyond the E-Mu for a moment. Between the five of them (Turtle Beach Catalina; Chaintech AV-710; M-Audio Revolution; Fortissimo III; and Digifire 7.1) which would you go with? How come? Thanks.
From what I've read it is a little more work to get the Chaintech set up right in the software, bu once you do it's very very close to the Revo, and for $23 shipped from newegg, an amazing deal. I am modding one for another member, so I will have some opinion in a few days on how it sounds. Of your options I would only buy the Revo or Chaintech.

I used to own the Revo, it was my first "good" soundcard, coming from a Hercules GTXP, and I was initially blown away by the sound quality (with my HD590 and Corda HA1), but over time I noticed how it sounded a bit bright and not so natural compared to better cards. But coming from never having heard a good card, either the Chaintech or Revo properly set-up should blow your butt off, and if you did go for the EMU, it'd put you on Mars.
post #26 of 75
Thread Starter 
Cool, thanks a lot Iron Dreamer. Anyone else have any input?
post #27 of 75
From all of the choices that you suggsted, I would strongly suggest the Revo, as I have one and can vouch for the great sound. Sure it's not as good as the EMU or RME, but it sure is damn good. Go for that, and please, no mp3's, they sound like crap on any good sound card.
post #28 of 75
I own a Chaintech, and listened to my buddies Revo with my same setup and could honestly not tell a difference, I would put them very close together as far as SQ goes. So if your looking to save some bones, go with the Chaintech.
post #29 of 75
The RME digi96/8 is very easy to mod. Just about anyone with minimal soldering skills can do it.

The E-MU on the other hand.....well if you aren't experienced, I'm sure Iron_Dreamer could do it for you for a modest fee. He does some excellent work.

-Ed
post #30 of 75
Why doesn't anyone around here recommend the Audiotrack Prodigy? From what I've read it's a little better than the Revo and costs the same.
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