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Why not get a dedicated DAC/AMP instead of using a dedicated sound card? I'm about to sell my Creative X-Fi and PA2V2 Amp because I got an Aune T1. The Creative drivers were always a hit or a miss and honestly, my computer case is already crowded as is. An external (and sexy) solution is going to be a warm welcome and change of pace.

 

Some, external DAC/AMP to consider:

 

Aune T1

JDS Labs O2+ Combo

Schiit Modi/Magi

ASUS U7

    
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Intel i7 2600K @ 4.7GHz (1.352v) ASRock Z68 Professional Gen 3 Fatal1ty Edition MSI GTX 980 Ti Golden Gaming Edition @ 1500MHz 16GB Mushkin Redline 4X4GB @ 2133MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 850 EVO 1TB SSD Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD Crucial M4 128GB SSD Seagate 2TB HDD 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung Writemaster Corsair H100i GTX Windows 10 Pro x64  Overlord Tempest X270 OC @ 120Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Sentey@ Cobalt Pro Seasonic 750X Gold Corsair Carbide Air 540 Mionix Naos 7000 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Razer Sphex Aune T1 + Philips E88CC SQ Tube Audio-Technica WS99 JVC FXT90 Limited Edition 
AudioAudioAudioOther
AntLion ModMic Earsonics SM3 V2 + Toxic Copper Cable Creative Gigaworks T3 4 x 120mm Gelid Solutions Blue LED Fans 
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post #12 of 14
Thread Starter 
What are these like in terms of line in for recording guitar, for example? That reason alone is what first pushed me to consider a 'proper' sound card solution smile.gif
post #13 of 14
Like I said, I think an external one aimed at semi professional users will work best and will be the easiest for you. For example the Focusrite Scarlett 2i4. (I know I recommend focusrite often, I just trust their products alot) Most of those audiophile products have 3,5mm input jacks or RCA (atleast of what ive seen sofar)

Here are the specs of the card to make it a bit easier for you.
-USB
-2 Mic and instrument pre amps (XLR & TRS)
-96 KHz, 24-bit conversion
-Aluminum casing
-Phantom Power
-Direct monitoring
-Headphone out
post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks buddy, another consideration to throw into the mix smile.gif

Edit: Miles over my £30-£50 ish budget
Edited by SgtMunky - 8/8/13 at 1:54am
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