[ILUG] External sound output box?
jeroen at unfix.org
Sat Nov 25 23:35:16 GMT 2006
Mikhail Ramendik wrote:
> Questions are:
> - Are any SPDIF-to-analog converters available in Ireland at all?
It's called an Amplifier ;) Some of the cheaper Yamaha models are not
too expensive while still providing good audio quality.
> - Of the USB sound boxes available here, which can be used under Linux, i.e.
> have appropriate ALSA drivers?
Terratec Aureon II works, tested by myself after looking at:
http://www.qbik.ch/usb/devices/ and then buying it ;)
I use it for my audio setup with http://unfix.org/projects/empcd/ to
What I do wonder is, you worry about 'low quality' in your computer, but
don't have/wanttoget an amplifier with SPDIF in ? Next to that note that
most of the audio sources coming from your computer will be 'crap'
anyway. In my case hooking up my yamaha+missions to it was actually
quite over the top ;) But I have to admit, the sound is as good as it
can get then (especially when playing 160kbit mp3's [converted from cd's
I bought in the shop mind you, before some weird authority jumps in] ;)
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