I bought the SB Live! 24 specifically to use with REW as my laptop did not have a line in. I am currently trying to connect it to my stereo system to play wavs. However, I have a problem playing lossless wav files from my laptop over the Soundblaster Live! in that the sound gets choppy periodically. I do not think it is a CPU utilization issue, the hard disk is okay, I have all the latest drivers, USB 2.0 and nothing else is connected to the USB ports. If anyone has any ideas I would really appreciate it. Thanks.