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.

  2. bwmac

    bwmac Active Member

    Mar 15, 2007
    hows this

  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

    Mar 15, 2007
    I have the audiophile 2496 on one machine

    ant the creative audigy pro 4 on my 64 bit machine

    I like the audigy best
  5. bpatram

    bpatram Guest

    I strongly suggest this:

    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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