[Icecast] Sound card recommendation?

Joel Ebel jbebel at ncsu.edu
Mon Jan 24 21:28:53 PST 2005

Do you need balanced or unbalanced?  +4dBu or -10 dBV?  For balanced +4 
dBu that is used for most professional audio, I highly recommend the 
M-Audio Delta 44, or 66 if you'd like to add digital for good measure. 
If all you need is unbalanced -10 or -4 dBV, the M-Audio Audiophile 2496 
is an excellent choice, and it quite affordable.  The Audiophile 192 is 
an advancement of the 2496 capable of 192 kHz sampling rate.  Mostly 
overkill in my opinion.

If you need anything higher end, the RME cards are well supported in 
Linux, but I've found the M-Audio cards to be quite effective and very 
high quality for what they do.


Jeff Simmons wrote:
> Can anyone recommend a good high-end sound card to use on a streaming server? 
> Basically all I need are two channels, a good 96 kHz sampling chip, and it 
> needs to run on Linux.

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