RE: [softrock40] Laptop Soundcards
Message299 bucks is a little stiff, to have the capability on your laptop.
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From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Eric Wachsmann - FlexRadio
Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2005 4:08 PM
Subject: [softrock40] Laptop Soundcards
We have just finished qualifying a new soundcard for use with laptops
and the SDR-1000. It is called the PreSonus FireBox. It is a firewire
(IEEE-1394) soundcard with 6 inputs and 10 outputs. It will take a
hefty processor to run it (~1.5GHz+), but will give comparable
performance to the Delta 44.
I know the Delta-44 is the "preferred" sound card by many for SDR use,
however I wonder which external card has shown the best performance
for use with a laptop.
The SB Audigy 2 NX USB and the SB Audigy 2 ZS Laptop (PCMCIA) cards
seem to have pretty good specs however I've noticed a bit of list
message traffic concerning difficulties a few users have had with
these cards when used with the Rocky software.
Have these difficulties been resolved in the most recent versions of
Rocky ? Any comments on the use of these cards (or others you have had
good luck with) with Rocky and other SDR software would be welcome.
Thanks & 73,