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There's plenty of talk and advice regarding cards for Co-ax or Optial Digital Out.


Some of us do not in fact have 5.0 or 5.1 surround systems.
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I have an HK3370 Stereo amp and a pair of B&W 602-S2 bookshelf speakers.


It is however entirely possible that I may move to a 5.0 sound system in the future.


Therefore, the ideal sound card will have good, quiet RCA outputs, and an Optical output for the future.


I want to avoid using a noisy Radioshack adapter, so the conventional stereo mini-jack on most soundcards is not desirable.


Windows 2000 support is not critical. My current HTPC is W98SE.


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I've been using the DiO2496 for 1.5yrs or more for that purpose. Recently folks shifted to the Audiophile which is newer and cheaper. I don't think you can go wrong with the analog quality of it.


When I got my 5.1 system, I tried an A-B testing on my new Onkyo who also "bosted" of 24/96 by passing digital and anlog. Honestly with 16bit CD I could not tell them apart. Even with not agressively masterd, acoustic content CDs.

 

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The Audiophile 24/96 from M-Audio is a good value; with the right software, you can record analog sources, and it's fine for analog playback, also. No optical out; only RCA SPDIF. Inputs and outputs are RCA. I use stereo analog out for HT playback; with the ATI player, it's pretty decent.

http://www.m-audio.com/m-audio2.htm


Check it out.


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Jon
 
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