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Subject: how much noise is from the Archos?
From: Mat Holton (mathew.holton_at_surface-inspection.com)
Date: 2004-08-10


Hello,

I have recently put together a PC for my brother that is gonig to be used for music production.

He bought a motherboard with a built in sound card with the intention of buying a decent sound card when he has the spare cash.
For the time being though he is going to have to use the built in sound card.

So last night we tested it for background noise by recording 'silence' onto my Archos.
I increased the gain to maximum and had the PC set to full volume.
When played back on the Archos (at full volume) we heard extreme hiss.

I have two questions:

1. How much noise is caused by the Archos?
2. The built in sound card has a digital out (optical and a phone type socket) - how simple is this to connect to the Archos digital in for the ultimate test of hiss production?

Any help would be much appreciated!

Oh, and if anyone knows what would be the best (price/power/quality) choice for a good sound card for music production then that would be cool too!

cheers,

mat

"Move around folks, push it back there, move along, shows over folks, let him breath, step lively"

John Linnell
Surface Inspection Ltd
www.surface-inspection.com
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