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Help me find a simple sound card/interface
Old 24th January 2013
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Help me find a simple sound card/interface

Hi, I need a sound card/interface for a new Windows 8 build. This isn't my DAW computer, so all I want is to play back music files with it (analog i/o won't be used.) These are the things I require:

- Digital I/O via s/pdif or optical, etc.

- Accepts external clock so I can sync it to my UA 2192.

- Hopefully can handle 24-bit/96kHz.

- Works stable in Windows 8.

Anyone have any ideas?

My requirements are pretty simple so I'm hoping not to have to spend too much...I was even looking at Soundblaster cards since they appear to be supported well under Windows 8, but I don't think any of them accept external clock. I've tended to use M-Audio stuff - that'll accept external clock, but it seems Windows 8 support for M-Audio is a crapshoot. Thanks for your help.
Old 24th January 2013
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From reading the Windows 8 sticky here, it sounds like a Tascam US-600 will be my best bet. Anyone else used one in Windows 8, is it ok?
Old 25th January 2013
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A used Lynx L22 would work great. You're looking at around $350.00 on Ebay.
Rock solid hardware.
Old 25th January 2013
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I see you have your own L22 for sale on Ebay right now. I'm sure it's great, but it was made over 10 years ago and $350 is a little steep for my uses. I decided to pick up a new Tascam US-600 for $130, which is a model that came out within the last couple years.
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