[LAU] nice piece of USB hardware for 7.1 output

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Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 2:26 pm

hi *!

in case someone is looking for a similar problem solver:
i just received an esi gigaport hd+, which is a usb1 class-compliant,
bus powered audio interface that provides 8 discrete unbalanced audio
outs. at 135€, it's not quite a steal, but it solves one problem: to be
able to listen to 5.1/7.1 content with a laptop.

it works with jack out of the box and comes with two headphone outs, one
of which plays outs1/2, the other plays a pair-wise mix of all eight
outs. there is a row of flashing blue leds as "signal present"
indicators, although their threshold is a bit on the high side.

sound quality is appropriate, i gave it a quick listen and there is
nothing obviously wrong.

i bought it for use with a raspberry pi, which is the next thing i have
to try - will report back. for now & on my laptop, it runs fine at
124x4, haven't tried to push the latency down more, but since it only
has outputs, what's the point anyways?

best,

jörn

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[LAU] nice piece of USB hardware for 7.1 output, Jörn Nettingsmeier, (Wed Jun 5, 2:26 pm)
Re: [LAU] nice piece of USB hardware for 7.1 output, Harry van Haaren, (Wed Jun 5, 9:18 pm)
Re: [LAU] nice piece of USB hardware for 7.1 output, Jörn Nettingsmeier, (Thu Jun 6, 11:36 am)
Re: [LAU] nice piece of USB hardware for 7.1 output, Fons Adriaensen, (Wed Jun 5, 8:57 pm)
Re: [LAU] nice piece of USB hardware for 7.1 output, Jörn Nettingsmeier, (Thu Jun 6, 11:32 am)
Re: [LAU] nice piece of USB hardware for 7.1 output, Fons Adriaensen, (Thu Jun 6, 8:57 pm)
Re: [LAU] nice piece of USB hardware for 7.1 output, Jörn Nettingsmeier, (Thu Jun 6, 12:13 pm)
Re: [LAU] nice piece of USB hardware for 7.1 output, Jörn Nettingsmeier, (Wed Jun 5, 4:35 pm)