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02-08-2003, 09:56 PM
Hey there,

Its TaxTime and i am wanting to upgrade my sound ( AC97 integrated).

Any Suggestions on a good quality sound Card?

I run my sound out to a stereo and that is good for volume but
would like the best Audio quality.
I also do a lot of ripping of,cd,tape,phono ,to my hard drive.

I dont mind payin the price but i dont want to pay for what i dont
need,or for junk.


Windows XP/AMD 1.2/256mb ddr/All in wonder 8500-Dv

Burn Baby Burn
02-09-2003, 11:00 AM
I am running Win XP, 1GHz Athlon Thunderbird, 1536MB PC133, 80GB 7200rpm WD HDD, GForce4 4x/8x AGP MX440 64DDR.
I use Turtle Beach's (http://www.turtlebeach.com) Santa Cruz sound card.
It's WinXP compatible, costs about $70.
Tons of features.
Check it out.
I like it.
Their Montego II sound card is good, but NOT WinXP compatible.

MadDog Multimedia (http://www.maddogmultimedia.com) has a kick-ass sound card, the Predator.
It's a 5.1, 6.1 card.
It's WinXP compatible, costs about $60.
It smokes.

I also have used CompUSA's (http://www.compusa.com) version of the MadDog card, made by MadDog Multimedia.
It's a 5.1, 6.1 card.
It's WinXP compatible, costs about $40.
It's good.

Just make sure the card you buy is WinXP compatible.
Good luck.

02-09-2003, 11:06 PM
That Santa Cruz sound card.(http://www.turtlebeach.com/)
Looks great and reviews are good or better,i think i'll give it a try.

Was considering a Sound blaster but i see alot of people dont like or have problems with it.


02-10-2003, 10:17 AM

I have a SoundBlaster and I can verify the amount of problems:( On the other hand after having it finally working OK it is really good. I'm not trying to push for it but it has a digital output and my speakers also have digital input and here I want to make a "sales pitch"(?), it is a BIG difference in clarity of sound... If you have the opportunity check it out (whatever brand).