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Old 11-19-2007, 03:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - M-AUDIO Revolution 5.1 5.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface High-Definition Sound Card - Retail

Was going to buy it today however the price increased by $20 from yesterday. I've seen this product's price go up and down this past year, what gives? Thanksgiving is coming, I hope they drop down the price of this card.

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M-audio makes great sound cards and other audio devices. They're well known in the music industry
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i have this exact one n i have to warn u, dont get it! It only has one driver n that is from the CD n is the same on their official site, which is dated 2004.

i recommend Creative Labs, i only got it because i wanted another Christmas present so i wanted this one for cheaps is all. This sound card served me well, but when i rebuild to Vista Ultimate, i need a Creative Labs card. This is the one i want to get n yes has drivers for Vista:

Newegg.com - Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
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I need a soundcard that has Spdif coaxial output. Whats so bad of the driver?
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I'd get either get M-audio, Creative or Emu. Depends on what you need it for. Audiophiles with tell you that M-audio have better ramdacs and sound more warm for music. Probably cause he switched to vista and that soundcard doesnt have support for it.
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Wait the M-AUDIO 5.1 Revolution card does not support windows Vista?
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I think that's the gist of what he's saying.. as the latest drivers for the card are dated at 2004.
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well last time i check, it didnt support Vista n only one driver. Nice find! Saves me $80+ on a new sound card!
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I am wondering if I should look into getting a sound card. My onboard sounds good in 5.1 but after looking at newegg and other sites I question if it can be even better. I am running Vista 64-bit and that seems to be an issue.
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