Re: Creative Soundblaster live USB card
Please look at Duncan Munro’s (M0KGK) site he has done a comparative study of the sound cards listed below, the Creative Labs card is not too shabby.
- Generic AC97 integrated motherboard soundcard (16 bit / 48kHz)
- Creative Labs Soundblaster Live! 24 (24 bit / 96kHz)
- M-Audio Delta 66 (24 bit / 96 kHz)
http://www.i-love-pc.com/ProductDetail.asp?ProductNO=618“Creative SB Live USB
* 24-bit Digital-to-Analog conversion during playback in 16 or 24 bit with sampling rates of up to 48kHz in 5.1 mode and up to 96kHz in stereo mode.
* 24-bit Analog-to-Digital conversion during recording in 16 or 24 bit with sampling rates up to 96kHz
* SPDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) out with up to 24-bit at 96 kHz quality.
* Supports Windows XP SP2.”
The CL SB LIVE external sound card has worked well for me when I (Pete M0FMT) only had a Lap-Top with an AC97 sound card that had no stereo (Q/I) mic. or line input.
Duncan Munro (M0KGK) has also written SDR applications, stand alone RX and TX/RX software. I would recommend these two applications as being sure-fire. They work on M$ Vista and M$ Win XP you will be pleased to know.
Good luck and 73 Peter M0FMT