Originally posted by Conger Some questions about these USB sound cards.Is the quality OK?What about processor loading when using the card, can the sound o/p be interupted by other USB tasks or other processor activity?I asume that a USB cable would be immune form audio interference.
Originally posted by Conger I am trying to find a good way to hook up my PC which is about 40' of cable run, away from my home audio AV amp. My PC soundcard is an SBLive and the amp does not have any optical inputs. I tried making up a decent quality cable to run from the rear speaker o/p on the SBLive to the AUX i/p on the amp, but sound quality was not good enough.The choices I have considered are:1. Get an amp with a digital I/P and use the dig o/p from the SBLive or an alternative card. Then run a 40' optical or copper cable to the amp. So far I have not found such a long cable.2. Move my PC close to the amp - not possible.3. Build a stripped down derated processor clock PC system with Ethernet or use a local disc for mp3 starage (2500+) next to the amp - not ideal because the PC PSU and processor fan will be noisy. This system will be difficult to hide from my wife's view - this is technicaly not good.4. Get a HD based mp3 player and just connect up directly to the amp.However, each of these options have their advantages and disadvantages.I was wondering there are other ways to do this that migt be easier and cheaper?