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Re: need recommendation on PC sound card

Hi Rob,

Is there a particular reason you need an INTERNAL card? Generally the internal environment of a PC is not conducive to high quality sound (far too many sources of electric and magnetic fields for the analog audio stages to remain clean). A much better option would be an external USB soundcard. Since these units keep the analog audio outside of the PC chassis things generally go rather better. Whether there are any external units that provide SDK support is beyond my knowledge though.

FWIW I am current using a PreSonus Audiobox USB and like it a lot.

Regards, Neil  

On Feb 21, 2010, at 7:12 PM, G. Robert Arrabito wrote:

Dear listers,

I did a quick search on the last two years of the auditory mailing list archives  on pc sound  card recommendations and didn't find much on the topic so hence  my post to the list. I am looking for recommendations for an internal PC high quality sound card that will be used to output auditory stimuli in my experiments. Would also be nice if there is an accompanying software development kit. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks.


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