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the best humanly professional sound card

Hi guys. I am new in this Forum, so first of all nice to meet you everybody!

I am a professional classical musician and as many of them I am broke
I want to spend some money (some hundreds of USD?) on my sound card, though, because it is really the case. I should use it just to listen to my recordings and eventually to edit. I don't need a sound card that is good to record, since for the recordings, I go to the studios. What I want to do is to be able to make the editing by myself. I have very good headphones, nice CPU and RAM and a very good software.

At the moment, I am using a SoundBlaster Audigy 2 ZS. I'd like to buy something close to a professional level, but about hardware I'm a complete ignorant .

What about Edirol FA-101 Firewire? Is it good to use a firewire sound card?
What else could I choose?
I would need to use it especially for the sound of the piano.

Any help would be very much appreciated!
Thank you very much...

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Re: the best humanly professional sound card

m-audio

Cheap, chearful and get the job done. You can go wrong with any of their range.

Audiophile 2496 or Audiophile 192 if you want pci. The 192 is much better but closer to $200.

If you want firewire.

Firewire Audiophile - infact I'm thinking about buying one of those myself!

These provide more than you need. Great DACs, good ACDs (just incase you fancy doing some home recording in the future), have 100% working drivers and support that actually wants to help you.

You cant really go wrong!

PS I have a 2496 and 2 of their midi interfaces.

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Re: the best humanly professional sound card

You'll find links to several PC sound cards that were reviewed in Stereophile.

http://www.stereophile.com/computeraudio/

I think the Card Deluxe would be my choice, or maybe a firewire device.

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Re: the best humanly professional sound card

What about the Delta 1010LT? I don't really understand much technically (but SO MUCH musically!); this seems very good to me, and I can afford to buy it.
Then, after buying a sound card, I should also look for some proper speakers, even though I could keep using my headphones...

Then, which one would be better: this or the Card Deluxe?

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Re: the best humanly professional sound card

for the moment I have thought about a solution:

M-Audio Delta 1010LT
plus
M-Audio BX5a monitors

Would it be good? HOW good would it be?
Could I just get the two of them, plug the sound card to my computer and the speakers to the sound card or would I need something else?
THANK YOU!

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