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Firewire Pci card questions

How good are the various FW cards for PC slots?

I have a good, fast machine, but there's no FW interface on it, and I have access to a few pieces of gear that use FW as the connection that I'd like to try.

To be able to use one or all of the following:
FW based multi channel audio I/O, such as the Presonus Studio/Live desk
Focusrite multi channel preamp/ I/O
MOTU Midi/Audio I/O - ADC/DAC

Wich PCI audio card for Mytek Stereo96 DAC ?

I have purchased Mytek Stereo96 DAC , and connected it to my Motu UltraLite mk3 Hybrid .
I was totally blown away by the improvement this little Mytek DAC gave in sound quality .
But the dealer says that ít´s much better to combine Mytek with a PCI audio card . He recommended RME HDSP 9632 .
Is that a good choice ?
Does it exist any better alernative ?
I want a PCI audio card with the same quality as Mytek .
(Later on I will buy Mytek Stereo96 ADC and a good mic. so I can begin recording in my little home studio )

PCI Express to PCI Adaptors

I'd like to upgrade my DAW operating system from WinXP to Windows 7 and take advantage of the increased RAM capability. I would need to upgrade the motherboard and processor. However, I really do not want to, nor do I have the money to replace my 3 PCI interfaces with comparable PCIe interfaces. My experience has been that the most legacy PCI slots available on newer motherboards is 2.

SO; my question is - Has anybody had any experience using a PCIe to PCI adaptor? Something like this: PCI Express to PCI PCIe x1 to PCI slot adapter

PCI - Peripheral Component Interconnect

Peripheral Component Interconnect, originally designed by Intel, is an interconnect system for sending data between the CPU and peripherals independently of the processor. Found on many desktop computers these days, not only those based around Intel processors, the standard allows for 32-bit transmission of up to 132Mb per second, and has found a use in such high data rate applications as digital audio and video. 64-bit PCI buses are also now available.

ITB PCI Converters vs OTB comparisons

I've been told that ITB converters may be a better choice for high end audio now. It does make sense. What are some of the better PCI converters?

I have a Fireface 800 and love it. Are there better options out there now? I'm looking at the different Lynx PCI cards [[url=http://[/URL]="…"]PCI Cards[/]="…"]PCI Cards[/]