[alsa-devel] looking for advice on buying a card

Clemens Ladisch clemens at ladisch.de
Tue May 5 10:10:29 CEST 2009

Dmitri Seletski wrote:
> I am thinking to buy pci express sound card.

The Asus Xonar cards are the only supported PCI-E cards.

> Nothing fancy,

That rules out the D2X.

> just something with dolby surround 7.1

Now the only choice is the DX.

> Is it painful to get it running?

No, it's standard PCI Plug&Play.

> does it work fully(does microphone work, does surround sound 7.1 work?)?


> Is there something better for similar money?

There is nothing else (assuming that you do not want to pay more for the
D2X just to get an S/PDIF input and colorful LEDs in the jacks).

Best regards,

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