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USB vs. PCI sound card- pros/cons?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by customcomposer, Oct 22, 2002.

  1. Can someone explain the advantages and disadvantages of USB vs. PCI sound cards, such as quality, speed latency, noise or anything else? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Well, USB you are limited to the amount of inputs and outputs you can have at once. Most USB audio devices are only USB 1.1
    I don't think, nor have I looked for any, there are any USB 2.0 Audio devices! Most devices are FireWire or PCI.
    PCI is truly the best way to go for multichannel recording. Also latency and performance is much better on PCI vs. USB.
    Opus
     

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