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Romy the Cat


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To play my 88/24 files off laptops.

I was looking for a solution to play my 88/24 files off my laptops and come across an interesting devise: M-Audio Transit USB. The thing is 24-bit/96kHz recording and playback sound card. It has digital and analog I/O, including glass, microphones inpits, and it is bus-powered. It is: 2.2” x 3.6” x 0.9” and it weight: 1.6 ounces – everything under $80. For extra $20 it is possible to get PCMCIA card. Does anyone use those small sound cards? How they sound? Is it worst to run the 88/24 files on those presumably bad (?) sound cards?   Are any better and worst laptop soundcards solutions? Are any “high-end” laptop plug-in-type sound cards available?

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Alex Yakovlev
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M-Audio
I tried this particular device. It is quite convenient, though I did not do enough critical listening to elaborate on its quality.
 M-Audio makes few external soundcards that are quite good.
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Romy the Cat


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The M-Audio Transit – you get what you paid.
Got the card and installed it. It dose works nice, the sound however is not good. It mish be used to run an instrumental microphone (it is how I will be using it) into it and it defiantly works better then the stock laptop card (noise etc) but from sonic perspective is it not good. Quality-wise the sonic degradation during conversion from 88kHz to 44kHz is way leas then the sonic limitation that the M-Audio Transit has.
 
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Mr Underhill
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Laptop Sound
I've been playing around with High Def Files for a few years.

I use an M-Audio recorder to capture concerts, and now that HiDef files are becoming available I have been buying them online.

For playback I have been burning DVDs which I play back on a Meridian 596 ---> Benchmark DAC1. The Meridian passes 9624 out through the spdif, something most DVD players don't do.


I have been wondering about comparing this output, which is very good, to what I'd get from a laptop ---> Benchmark DAC1.

I have considered the Transit, but had read variable reports on the web.

Did you try taking the optical out to an external DAC?

Currently I am also researching USB to SPDIF boxes, such as the HagUSB - but most appear to NOT pass high def., and those that do are expensive enough that it would be worth my considering changinf my Dac1 for a USB Dac1.

M
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