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m-audio delta 1010lt pci soundcard

Discussion in 'Recording' started by recordjunkiehtx, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. recordjunkiehtx

    recordjunkiehtx Active Member

    thx for the help everyone i appreciate it,
    I got a ques for yall,would a delta 1010lt pci soundcard work
    with my pc i got a compaq presario microsoft windows xp home
    edition 2002, 32 bit{86},windows version says 5.1.2600,if im correct,
    i would really like to know if the delta is compatible with my pc,
    before i purchase it and if not do yall know another pci soundcard that's
    equally good and would be compatible with my pc. thank you for your help
  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    I thought a Compaq Presario was a laptop. PCI cards do not fit into laptops. Maybe there are older desktops bearing the Presario name.

    If your computer is an older desktop, a PCI card like the Delta 1010lt will fit in it. If it's a new desktop with only PCIe slots, or if it's a laptop, then it won't.
  3. Kapt.Krunch

    Kapt.Krunch Well-Known Member

    Presarios can be either a desktop or a laptop (hundreds of different Presarios over the years), but you are correct with the rest of it.

  4. CoyoteTrax

    CoyoteTrax Well-Known Member


    If it's a desktop pc and you have an available pci slot then go for it...the 1010LT is a great card for the money, I loved mine and still have it on one of my machines in the studio. 8 years old now and it still works as well as it did on day 1.
  5. recordjunkiehtx

    recordjunkiehtx Active Member

  6. CoyoteTrax

    CoyoteTrax Well-Known Member

    The 1010LT will run on your machine, again, provided you have an empty pci slot. Not sure what you mean by "[X86}" I assume that's a typo.
  7. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    That vintage of Presario computer can be hooked up to a Delta 1010 but it would be a waste of time because that particular line of computers was not good quality.
  8. recordjunkiehtx

    recordjunkiehtx Active Member

    yea i just heard {x86} means you have a 32bit processer.by the way what is the delta 1010lt used for.does it improve quality of sound or recording or is it just gonna sit in my desktop,the reason im asking is because alot of people have told me that it doesnt improve anything.so then what is it used for? How can i improve my recordings i just want to record, midi keyboard and vocals thats it, nothing else.thx for the reply
  9. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Well the 1010 is better than your SoundBasher card if that's what you're asking. You will get better latency than with the SB too. I would go for the 1010 rather than the LT though. The 1010 has balanced I/O via TRS connectors. The LT gives you two XLR connectors and the rest are unbalanced RCA connectors.
  10. recordjunkiehtx

    recordjunkiehtx Active Member

    delta 1010lt

  11. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Well, it also gives you true 24bit 96kzh recording capability and balanced inputs. You don't realize how good that is until you've tried it. But, go ahead and record with what you have if that's your intention. There are plenty of two input USB devices that also come with software packages that usually include Cubase LE/ Ai4 for at or around $250. Those will give you better sound than any gaming card.
  12. CoyoteTrax

    CoyoteTrax Well-Known Member

    No card I'm aware of will improve your midi sound and the mic pre's on the 1010LT (while useable) aren't anything to write home about. They're fairly sterile really...cold with no character and can often be downright unflattering. You might consider an inexpensive midi card like a used Echo Mia Midi and a used inexpensive outboard pre like a SP VTB1 or an ART tube PAC. The echo cards are fantastic and can be found cheap sometimes on ebay. Solid drivers with great headroom. In your price range there are just so many options.

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