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Old May 18th, 2010, 08:32 PM   #1
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7.1 or 5.1 surround sound card for Mac???

Can someone recommend a pci 7.1 or 5.1 surround sound card for an G5 intel mac pro? I'm using Logitech speakers.... There are several for PC but hardly any for Mac. Thanks
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Old May 19th, 2010, 01:17 AM   #2
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One method is to go external - a firewire interface.

EG, the M-AUDIO - ProFire 610 - High-Definition 6-in/10-out FireWire Audio Interface with Octane Preamp Technology has two mic preamps, and 10 line-level analog outputs. I have the earlier FW410, it works fine for this application. Plus, when you eventually get a computer that doesn't have PCI, it still works.

Street price about $365...

M-audio has a good record of maintaining mac and pc drivers for their products (very important!), and, this one can also serve as a hardware host for ProTools M-Powered versions.
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Old May 20th, 2010, 07:17 AM   #3
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Thanks Seth, I'll be looking into that
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