Is anybody else using the sound cards from M-audio?
I like to store / play my music and other media with a PC. I guess that technically means I'm using M-80's as computer speakers... lol
Anyway, I wanted an audio output that someone put more than a buck or two into. It was also kind of important in my case to find something that plays well with Linux. So, I got the M-Audio "Audiophile 2496" sound card, which I've been listening to for about 4 hours now.
Needless to say, it does have a really nice, clean sound. It isn't exactly hard to make a DAC that puts out a clean signal at audio frequencies (compared to doing the same with, say, a speaker or power amp).. but there is definitely still a difference vs. most of the other signal sources I have -- including things like the blu-ray player.
So, is anyone else using these cards? For that matter, is anyone else goofy enough to use a Linux PC as the core of their AV system?