To be 100% honest, If he is building a new system, he should be
looking at PCIe cards. Most new Dell and HP desktop computers don't
even come with PCI anymore. Also, New motherboards are now treating
PCI slots in emulation mode, which basically limits their
functionality, especially with real-time processes like Audio IO.
We've already walked into this buzzsaw on one of our other
All the best,
On Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 8:25 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> He needs PCI and that card is PCI Express. Agree that it's a 21st Century
> update of the same funcitonality as the CardDeluxe, and more, with a higher
> max resolution to boot.
> Here's a possible PCI candidate:
> Also, for digital only, the Lynx AES 16 might be an even better solution, if
> overkill for 1 or 2 channel audio:
> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mark Donahue" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2011 8:09 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] digital input sound card recommendation
>> If it were me I'd have a look at the RME AIO. It is basically a 21st
>> century version of the card you were using. Stereo analog, AES, SPDIF
>> and ADAT I/O that can all be used simultaneously.
>> Here is the link to check it out.
>> All the best,
>> Mark Donahue
>> Soundmirror, Inc.
>> Boston, MA
>> On Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 7:20 PM, David Seubert <[log in to unmask]>
>>> The conversion happens externally and since this is a new setup, we need
>>> new AES/EBU input card. I haven't kept up on this as we have Card Deluxes
>>> that have been in service here for 10+ years and we standardized on them
>>> we wouldn't have to troubleshoot multiple driver/OS problems.
>>> I just need something simple that passes the incoming bitstream to the
>>> computer, stays out of the way, and isn't bundled with other hardware and
>>> software as our workflows are already set around our existing hardware