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Re: Low Lantecy Soundcard for Laptop Gig
hi krispen, my thinkpad makes little chirping noises on the headphone
seems to come from the harddisc. is audible silence.
that's why i never even considered using it for music.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Krispen Hartung" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2007 6:27 AM
Subject: Re: Low Lantecy Soundcard for Laptop Gig
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>> It's true about the line level. I have a dual channel mic pre that is
>> pretty quiet that I use. But I'm surprised that you find the internal
>> sound of your ThinkPad to be on par with the Indigo-- my feeling is that
>> the A/D and amps in the Indigo are far cleaner than anything you can
>> in a stock laptop. .. maybe your ThinkPad is an unusual creature?
> All I can think of is that most all the PC notebooks out today with
> duo core
> processors have the sound integrated into their motherboard with the
> rather than a separate "sound card". It's their integrated HD (high
> audio, and I can say at least that the output is superior to other
> sound cards in PC laptops. I'm not sure about the input, but in my case
> sounds pretty damn good with the "ASIO for All" driver. The standard
> sounds like crap, but this is no reflection on the hardware. I think
> is where
> there is a lot of confusion. A poor driver can make just about any piece
> hardware (external or internal) sound bad. That being said,
> can't tell any difference between the small cardbus Indigo unit and the
> HD audio of the ThinkPad...it's all just hardware and software, and the
> of the integrated audio is that there is no intermediate device (the
> cardbus and its
> transfer rate)...I have to believe that the speed of the transference of
> data on the
> motherboard for the HD audio is much faster than the cardbus.
>>> Really? Is this because of the speed of firewire? I thought the newer
>>> firewire was a lot faster than cardbus.
>> Faster in terms of bandwidth, yes. More data can fly down that new
>> firewire pipe. But as I recall, firewire sends things in packets, and
>> there are interrupts and delivery mechanisms within the hardware and
>> software that add a translation layer so that the data has to jump
>> more hoops before it reaches the audio application. So, more bandwidth
>> lower latency. CardBus is a more direct connection with the processor.
> Gotch ya.