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Wanstradome
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What audio interface to buy..?

Hi!

Have been reading this site for quite a while now, but this is my first post! I'm just starting out as a DJ and sound quality is important to me... I'm looking to buy a new audio interface/sound card to connect to my Macbook Pro laptop which fits my needs. Basically, it should have only 2x Stereo Out (to feed into DJ mixer), and a Headphone out. Nothing more.

I will not use any pre-amps/microphones. I need to be able to mix 2 songs in my software using the 2x Stereo Out, and use the headphone socket at the same time.

Unfortunately, I was not be able to find any trustworthy reviews. All reviews mention nothing more than; "decent" or "good sound" quality. Hope one of you guys have any experience and knowledge of sound cards/audio interfaces!

My budget is something like about 300 EURO, for a second hand product. If there really is a big improvement in sound I do not mind going up a notch.

This is what I came up with so far, altough it seems quite expensive for me. http://apogeedigital.com/products/duet2.php

 

Thanks in advance!!!

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I suggest that you look at the MWAVE website for a fairly large choice of sound cards.

For an actual source to buy the one you want, in France, you will have to do your own shopping, but MWAVE will at least show you what is available.

You should be able to buy almost any high quality sound card for less than 100 Euros.

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Thanks for your response. I

Thanks for your response. I have been browsing the site. I seem not to be able to find any other than 5.1 and 7.1 surround gaming sound cards, with a lot of sound processing tools on this site...I do not think I want this sound card to use as the DAC to drive the sound system in a club. I might be wrong, thanks for you response. Anybody else a piece of advice?

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Wanstradome wrote:

Thanks for your response. I have been browsing the site. I seem not to be able to find any other than 5.1 and 7.1 surround gaming sound cards, with a lot of sound processing tools on this site...I do not think I want this sound card to use as the DAC to drive the sound system in a club. I might be wrong, thanks for you response. Anybody else a piece of advice?

A sound card with 5.1 outputs should work fine; Most of them have analog outputs that can go direct to the power amplifier for each channel.

Of course, for a club, you might just want 2 -channel or monaural sound.

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alright thanks! But I cannot

alright thanks! But I cannot imagine that buying a gaming 5.1 channel sound card will supply the best audio quality possible. Am I mistaken?

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Decided to go with the Apogee

Decided to go with the Apogee Duet 2 anyways! Thanks again!

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