[linux-audio-user] USB 1.1 soundcard

Christoph Eckert mchristoph.eckert at t-online.de
Sun Nov 14 12:08:58 EST 2004


these days I really was amazed, because while discussing the 
new Virus TI in the Access mailing list, I was told that the 
Virus TI will do audio over a 1.1 USB bus.

Is it really true that USB 1.1 can do audio, and if so, are 
there any USB soundcards out there which one could recommend?

I did a search in the archives of this list, and found a 
recommendation of Clemens Ladisch that the Edirol UA-30 is 
working well.

Unfortunately, it seems that it is discontinued. So, are there 
any further devices one of you uses successfully?

I ask because I have a Dell Inspiron notebook and the audio 
connection is simply lousy; if there were any USB 1.1 
soundcard which will work well on my Gentoo box, I guess I'd 
immediately buy one!

I put some system specs below. Lets see what I'm looking for 
in detail:

* Audio in and out, both stereo
* Mic in
* Headphones out (not needed necessarily)
* MIDI not necessarily required because I already use an 
Edirol UM-1S

Furthermore, what would you like to recommend as plugs? What 
are the (dis)advantages between cinch and 3.5mm plugs?

Thanks a lot for your thoughts,


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