Soundcard with balanaced output?

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by obscure44, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. obscure44

    obscure44 Guest

    I'm now running a Samson C-control to switch between my M-Box 2 and Audiophile 2496 into my Tannoy Reveal 8Ds (and eventually another set of monitors). When I hook up the Audiophile to the C-control with the M-Box already plugged in, I get hissing noise. No other input hooked up, and I'm using balanced cables from M-Box to C-control and to the monitors. If I unplug the Audiophile RCA cables, hissing disappears. I'm assuming it's because of the unbalanced RCA connection coming from the Audiophile. Sound reasonable?

    So I'm thinking about getting a new soundcard (I use this one to run Windows output from so I can use multiple sound applications when Pro Tools has the M-Box locked down). Any recommendations for a nice card, yet basic? I'm just looking for balanced outputs and hopefully switchable output levels.

    Thanks!!
    David
     
  2. bwmac

    bwmac Active Member

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    hows this

    motu-896HD
     
  3. obscure44

    obscure44 Guest

    The MOTU is great, just way more functionality than I'm looking for. I think I'm going to try to find one of the old Echo Mia's on eBay.
     
  4. bwmac

    bwmac Active Member

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    I have the audiophile 2496 on one machine

    http://www.tracertek.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=16

    ant the creative audigy pro 4 on my 64 bit machine

    http://www.soundblaster.com/products/product.asp?category=1&subcategory=434&product=10853

    I like the audigy best
     
  5. bpatram

    bpatram Guest

    I strongly suggest this: http://www.zzounds.com/item--THKMIMD442

    4 Balanced analog in's and 4 balanced outs. Uses a breakout box so you wont have to reach to the back of your computer.
     
  6. obscure44

    obscure44 Guest

    I did look at the Delta 44, but I'm actually trying to reduce the number of breakout boxes I've got going at the moment :) I'm definitely going for the Mia now. Thanks all!
     

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