Re: OT question about sound cards/chip-sets and high-end music systems
Paul E Condon wrote:
good sound system to play my CDs.
store my entire CD collection on hard disk, even without compression,
> and all computers have audio output.
the cable run from where I have computers to where I have my hi-fi is ~100ft
Have you considered building a media center/ home theater PC, deploying
it next to your hi-fi, and connecting it to your LAN (wired or
wireless)? Search the fine web (STFW) for articles and sites using
keywords like "Linux", "home theater PC", "media center PC", "small form
> Is the analog audio signal at the output socket of *all*
> consumer-grade computers equally good?
As others have stated, of course not. The key is to get a motherboard,
sound card, and/or USB audio codec with "good enough" audio
specifications and for which there is device driver and operating system
sound architecture support.
If you're into books -- "The Book of Linux Music and Sound" by Dave
Phillips was a good read. But, Linux multimedia technology has advanced