Just bought an Alesis io2 for laptop use in a live playback situation. When I hooked it up to my computer and listened to a track or two I was amazed of the sound quality. My desktop computer is equipped with an (dear)old Yamaha SW1000xg pci card. I do all my stuff using it. Now, the Alesis gizmo sounds just awful. It sounds like it's on the edge all the time, nearly distorting and seriously lacking in the bass department. Also stereo imaging is a bit off. I can't believe that a 7 year old sound card sounds ten times better than a modern one, even if the new one is not a high end one. As live applications are not as demanding sound quality wise, I thought a cheap and cheerful would do it. Maybe it will. Just... Any thoughts on this?