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post #1 of 3 Old 12-28-15, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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Replacing an old Turtle Beach SoundCard

I am remaining out of fashion for media server these days. I have an old shoebox HTPC that has existed in various forms since Windows Vista. Currently it is a low power AMD system that had a Turtle Beach Santa Cruz in it that I liked due to optical out and what seemed like superior input quality for passing through or recording my old vinyl. Got the free Windows 10 upgrade, which I actually like, but realize it is overkill for the job. Unfortunately, the Turtle Beach card no longer works so I am faced with going back to Windows 7, rebuilding the whole thing, or adding on a sound card to recover my functionality. Any recommendations out there? My primary desire is good quality input for digitizing or passing through my old Bang and Olufson turntable/NAD phono pre-amp output, and optical out. My AMD/catalyst HDMI out is buggy so I am not very interested in using it. It seems to disappear of disable on occasion, which is irritating.

Panasonic TH-50PX60U Plasma
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Polk Monitor 50, CS1 Center, Monitor 40 Rear, PSW10 Sub
NAD3020 used for phono preamp,Bang and Olufson Beogram RX2 Turntable w/ MMC1 cartridge
Nakamichi BX100 Cassette Deck (just for old time's sake)
HTPC Win 7 AMD 785G chipset,Athlon X2 5400 CPU,4G RAM, 3x250GB HD,Turtle Beach Riviera Sound Card
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post #2 of 3 Old 12-31-15, 01:31 PM
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Re: Replacing an old Turtle Beach SoundCard

I have not been keeping up with sound cards for many, many years. For my uses the onboard sound was quite acceptable. Hopefully someone else can help you out.

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Re: Replacing an old Turtle Beach SoundCard

I've got a Creative Labs Audigy PCIe RX 7.1 with optical out. Sound quality is great, and after the initial install and software updates, it's been relatively trouble free. The only down-side is I'm having an issue getting my pre/proc (Outlaw 975) to recognize a subwoofer channel. Once I get that problem hammered out, I think it will work out great.
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