[alsa-devel] supported sound cards

Vedran Miletić rivanvx at gmail.com
Thu Nov 6 22:02:37 CET 2008

2008/11/6 Edward Terry <eterry at openboxbuilder.com>:
> Clemens Ladisch wrote:
>> The only chip where hardware mixing is supported is Creative's Emu10k1
>> (snd-emu10k1 driver), used on the SB Live!, most Audigy and certain
>> low-end X-Fi cards.  (Cards with the 'real' X-Fi chip do _not_ work
>> well in Linux.)
>> Other supported chips are ICE1724 (M-Audio Delta 1010(LT), DiO 2496,
>> 66, 44, 410, Audiophile 24/96; Digigram VX442; TerraTec EWX 24/96,
>> EWS 88MT/D, DMX 6Fire, Phase 88; Hoontech SoundTrack DSP 24/Value/
>> Media7.1; Event EZ8; Lionstracs Mediastation, Terrasoniq TS 88) and
>> VT1720/24 (AMP AUDIO2000; M-Audio Revolution 5.1, 7.1, Audiophile 192;
>> TerraTec Aureon 5.1 Sky, 7.1 Space/Universe, Phase 22/28;
>> Onkyo SE-90PCI, SE-200PCI; AudioTrak Prodigy 192, 7.1 (HIFI/LT/XT),
>> HD2; Hercules Fortissimo IV; ESI Juli@; Pontis MS300; EGO-SYS
>> WaveTerminal 192M).
> Thanks.  I'll look over these cards.
>> The most high-end supported cards are probably the Asus Xonar cards.
>> The D2/D2X have even slightly better audio quality than the best X-Fi,
>> and, as the obviously most important feature, colorfully illuminated
>> jacks.  The various Dolby features are done in software in the Windows
>> driver and are not supported in Linux.  If you need a PCI-E card, the
>> Xonar DX or D2X are your only choice.
> What about the Asus Xonar HDAV1.3?
> John Rigg wrote:
>>> The most high-end supported cards are probably the Asus Xonar cards.
>> `High end' means different things in different situations of course.
>> RME HDSP series are probably the `highest end' cards supported, but
>> they need external converters, so they're probably unsuitable here.
> The Xonar cards do look interesting, but I'd also like to carry one
> higher-end card.  I'm looking for a single-slot PCI Express solution
> that works as a standalone sound card, i.e. without any mandatory
> external devices (though optional ones are fine).
> Thanks for the information.
> Edward
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Xonar HDAV 1.3 is supported, but not fully (yet).

Vedran Miletić

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