[linux-audio-user] A machine for live gigging?

Paul Winkler pw_lists at slinkp.com
Wed Feb 18 09:38:10 EST 2004

On Wed, Feb 18, 2004 at 11:01:30AM +0100, Frank Barknecht wrote:
> Hallo,
> Julien Pierre hat gesagt: // Julien Pierre wrote:
> > However, besides the obvious portability advantage of USB devices, there 
> > is one other interesting feature of USB audio, which is to isolate the 
> > A/D and D/A converters outside the generally noisy computer case, and 
> > this can provide higher audio quality than an internal PCI device.
> I don't think, this is really true anymore. This was true, when there
> were cables running from the sound(blaster)card to the CD-Rom drive,
> which acted like a kind of antenna to collect electrical noise and
> induce it into the soundcard.

I think the problem has been improved, but not eliminated.
Check the noise specs for Delta-66 vs Delta-1010 - the 1010
is several dB quieter.
That said, the 66 is pretty darn quiet in my pc.


Paul Winkler
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