[PlanetCCRMA] Audiophile 2496 and others - pro quality impossible

Mark Knecht markknecht@gmail.com
Thu Nov 17 09:38:01 2005

On 11/17/05, mArukqs <marukas@hardcore.lt> wrote:
> Fighting with xruns at 96000 Hz for 3 days :/ Downgraded to FC3 (fresh
> install), removed all the cards (left only AGP videocard and M-Audio
> Audiophile 2496), 1000 times tried various BIOS settings, even tried to
> plug out IDE cables from  CD - I still have xruns at 96kHz (I cant imagine
> sample rate 192kHz on my Athlon 3000+, 1GB RAM >:/ ), tried 3 different
> kernels from CCRMA. I suggest to avoid M-Audio cards if you want pro
> quality (96kHz 24bit and more) recording and I wonder why they are stated
> as recommended on ardour.org. I wonder if anyone here works with
> proquality sample formats here.

I've run 96KHz successfully on my Athlon XP 1600+ using the Hammerfall
cards. They are good cards. I've only done 96K playback though as I
don't own any 96K A/Ds.

That said I cannot do any of that without properly setting up
priorities for the sound card and Jack. How are you setting these up?

- Mark