RE: [linux-audio-user] A Newbie's New System?

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Subject: RE: [linux-audio-user] A Newbie's New System?
From: Mark Knecht (
Date: Sun Sep 15 2002 - 03:37:57 EEST

   4 channels in what format? The 9636 (I have this card) is 18 in - 18 out.
Possibly it's more than you need. It's also ADAT/spdif only. What are you
interfacing to externally?

   I also use an Audiophile 2496. That's 4 in - 4 out for about $150-$175.
Two analog and two s/pdif. It's a nice little card.

   When you think channels, don't forget at least two output channels to
drive speakers.

   I am using both AMD and P3 machines. They both work fine. I use AMD for
my PTLE/Win ME machine. (Using Asus.) It works fine.


-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Scott
Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2002 5:17 PM
Subject: [linux-audio-user] A Newbie's New System?

Patrick wrote:

> Many people use amd to great effect.

AMD would be fine with me. But I read somewhere that some folks seemed
to be having audio problems on Linux systems that were running AMD.
Some of the ASUS motherboards had problems, perhaps? I don't remember.
I just want to make sure that the motherboard works with the soundcard
and the networking card and the video card and all the other little
cards we crave.

> The hammerfall dsp retails for around 6-800 us$

I don't need every single bell and whistle. It looks like the
Hammerfall DIGI9636 would work for me. Since it retails for $565, it
must be available elsewhere at a lower price. Right? Or maybe the
M-Audio route is the most cost effective?

> Unless you don't mind debugging, a USB card may not be what you are
looking for for a few more months yet.

I don't necessarily mind debugging, but I don't want that to be a huge
timesink. It doesn't sound like Linux is quite ready for USB audio.
Since USB is not a deal breaker for me, I can live with non-USB

> How many channels do you need?

Four would be nice. I'm easy!



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