In a teaching situation you might have 30 students and only a few PCs.
In that situation if the student or school is purchasing the softrock
then price does count. They can all experience the joy of building and
testing their SDR and take it in turns using the available PCs. The
Creative SB Live External USB is low cost with performance meeting the
delta 44 it 48KHz.
The world is bigger than our backyard.
> N Munro wrote:
> > Steve Ireland wrote:
> >> I note from the Flex-Radio site that they now recommend using a Edirol
> >> FA-66 firewire soundcard for their SDR-1000, but this looks pretty
> >> expensive at $349.
> > It's ironic that just as Tony is knocking the price of a Softrock kit
> > down to about $10 and we have started talking about hanging $350
> > soundcards on the output :-)
> > Norman - GM4KGK
> I think that lowering the price to attempt more people to try it
> neglects the fact that a fairly decent computer and sound card are
> required to make the whole thing work.
> I you can't afford $15 then most likely you don't have an adequate
> computer and sound card. Offering the radio at $5 less will not change
> those issues.
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