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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000544.txt from 2001/05

From: Jim Bartram <>
Subj: Re: [kl] sound cards
Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 10:34:47 -0400


You can get the Creative Labs Sound Blaster PCI512 for about $60. It has
digital S/PDIF input.

The specs are at:

The card is widely available -- I got the price from, but CompUSA
should also have it in stock.



At 10:28 PM 5/22/01 -0700, you wrote:
>Hello all,
>My apologies if this question has been addressed before. I have a portable
>Sony DAT deck which I use to record myself playing with an accompanist. I
>then transfer the data to my computer and use Sound Forge to edit and make
>cd's. The problem is that even though my Dell computer is a very good one
>and only about a year old, the sound card has no digital input. Therefore I
>am tranferring from DAT to analogue by means of the "line in," and then back
>to digital for the cd's. Surprisingly to me, the quality of the result is
>still signficantly better than when I use my old pro walkman analogue unit.
>But I would like to upgrade my sound card so that I can input digitally,
>without spending a huge amount of money. In other words, I need a
>reasonable sound card that has a digital input and is compatable with my
>system. Any suggestions?
>Stewart Kiritz

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