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I have a sound blaster x-fi xtreme audio (the pci low profile one)

i have a nice old amp and speakers (see Attachment)
I don't know much on the amp or speakers
other then the 2 speakers on the bottom are sony and the to on the top are RCA
and the amp is a old lxi 9293 (no clue who made it)
my dad sad it was from 1985~1988 (he gave it to me)


the sound card need to works in linux too
pci or pci-e
I would all so like to get one the dose not need a power cord plug into it to work
what good cards are out there
looking in the 80~135 rang but willing to pay more as I do not need to get one just now (may run into sum extra cash down the road)



Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 4/7/11 at 5:50pm
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IDK.... Maybe>
 
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Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post
IDK.... Maybe>
I now know that I need a new card cuz of that post and what one to get
lol


more info
the card I have uses the same chop sets as the Audigy SE, Audigy Value and SB Live! 24-bit
or at lest thats what wiki says
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Are you more of a gamer, or do you want to listen to music?
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Are you more of a gamer, or do you want to listen to music?
manly games and moves
not so much on the music side
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 3dfxvoodoo View Post
manly games and moves
not so much on the music side
OK here are my recommendations. The X-Fi Xtreme Audio has an older processor:

Quote:
The market segment occupied by the XtremeMusic was moved downwards, with the introduction of the (cheaper) 'Xtreme Audio' and 'Xtreme Audio Notebook' products, which, despite the "X-Fi" label, are the only products in the X-Fi line not using the EMU20K1 chip (CA20K1)[3] but an older chip similar to the Audigy SE and SB Live! cards (CA0106-WBTLF)[4] and thus lacking the hardware acceleration of 3D sound and EAX sound effects, gaming and content creation features and the I/O extensibility of all the other X-Fi models.
Since you're more of a gamer, I'd suggest getting:

X-Fi XtremeGamer (I got mine for $35 on eBay)
X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatil1ty Pro
X-Fi Titanium
X-Fi Titanium HD
X-Fi Titanium Fatil1ty Pro

You can hunt around and find some good deals on these cards. Since they've been around for a while you can also find refurbished ones for less.
Edited by coelacanth - 4/7/11 at 6:19pm
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Just stick with what you have for now. If not you could get an X-Fi Titanium HD when it goes on sale. It's been going for about $130 and competes with the Xonar XTS.

Also you can opt for a DAC. Musiland 02 US is a always a good budget choice. The Zero DAC is a good one too, and it has USB, coaxial and SPDIF inputs. So essentially you pass the off the digital signal from your onboard to it.
    
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Just stick with what you have for now. If not you could get an X-Fi Titanium HD when it goes on sale. It's been going for about $130 and competes with the Xonar XTS.

Also you can opt for a DAC. Musiland 02 US is a always a good budget choice. The Zero DAC is a good one too, and it has USB, coaxial and SPDIF inputs. So essentially you pass the off the digital signal from your onboard to it.
sum x-fi card will not work in linux
like the X-Fi Titanium HD
wish that card would
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So you just happen to have Pent II laying around your house all the time? LOL
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I believe the Auzentech Prelude works with Linux, but I'm not 100%. It was the best card for your needs when I thought about it earlier, but didn't post. Haven't really found many people happy with their Bravura, so I can't recommend that.

Would stay away from the Titanium's (not including HD). Don't think they're great. Check out reviews on the Prelude and see if it works with Linux.
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