I'm confused please help me out.... My soundcard is Maudio Delta 44, I also have a Creative Audigy 2 ZS card in there for games and such. (yeah yeah, i know about the 48khz sample rate thing) I'm striving for the best sound quality possible with what i have. I have Orion 5.8 and NI Kontact, I use them arrange my music and stream out of Orion as a 24bit wav with the "highest quailty" box checked off. Recently i tried setting the buffers very low, from 2080 down to 512 on the Delta card. The DMA buffer size i set down to 64 from 256. Then in Kontackt I set both buffer rates to the lowest for dfd mode. I raised the Reserved Voices up to 256 and it says mem total 6mb. I then switched Kontact from sampler to dfd mode on my samples ..and I swear I noticed an improved sound. The only problem now is that my tracks play fine but end up glitchy after I stream them out Orion. Now for the Qs.. What should i do? Will upgrading my computer help stop the latency and glitches? What should i upgrade? RAM? Hardrive? CPU? What soundcard do recomend me to get for better sound quality/latency? Would an Apogge Rosseta 200 be any good? Should i slave Orion with a program like Cubase Sx3 and stream the tracks out Cubase for better sound? thanks.