Hi, Im just getting used to my new toys for Christmas! I've been playing back some music (not my own recorded material) on my computer. The audio goes through a firewire bus PC card, to a Firewire Mixer/Interface. I have monitors hooked up to the control room out of the firewire device, and usually get perfect playback, although I get too many random complete sound dropouts. During these dropouts, the Firewire device gets no signal. These dropouts last anywhere from less than a second to four or five seconds. I don't know what's wrong, the CPU usuage is always less than 10 percent, and the computer has a gig of RAM. Thanks for the help!