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Re: [vox] Fwd: Re: Santa Cruz - Linux support coming?



don,

found this on deja.com:


> Do a Deja search on that topic,  there was a post about it recently.
> Apparently it does work, if you load the cs46xx driver and then the ac97
> codec driver.


also, here is some information i found on deja.com which compares this card
to sb live:


On Fri, 06 Apr 2001 13:29:07 GMT, Arny Krueger <arnyk@pop3free.com> wrote:
> Not a pro grade card, and kinda average in terms of playback and
> record technical performance. It has probably the cleanest  digital
> output I've seen in a consumer card since the TB Malibu.
>
> The analog record/play SNR+N  is around 75 dB, increasing rapidly as
> you turn the output levels above 150 mv because of level-dependent
> distortion in the output stage. Frequency response is not bad, but
> rolls off sharply before 20 KHz.
>
> The digital output is rather obviously resampled with tremendous
> losses above 18 KHz or so. But the response is pretty flat up to 15
> KHz, unlike the SB Live! The digital output's SNR is pretty good  -
> up in the low 90's again far better than the Live! , but I couldn't
> get it to go to digital full scale. Instead, my FS test signal was
> around - 3 dB on the device that picked it up. This device usually
> reads FS for FS inputs, so the problem was in the Santa Cruz.
>
> I tried to pump some SP/DIF into the CD  input but it would not
> recognize it (not surprising since regular SP/DIF uses somewhat
> different voltage levels). Trying get a digital input going ended up
> disabling the card until the next boot, so even the latest drivers
> from the Voyetra/TB web site are a little shaky.
>
> I suspect the Santa Cruz  sounds pretty good overall though because
> all the deficiencies I noticed are at points where people don't hear
> so well. The basics, like smooth response in the midrange, are there.
>
> It's a $79 card so comparing to the bit-perfect 90+dB analog SNR
> cards in the $150-200 (street price) range from MIDIman and Echo is
> not fair. However I'm sure that someone is going to try to use a
> Santa Cruz to get their feet wet with recording music, and it
> represents some kind of a lukewarm start, arguably audibly more
> accurate than a SB Live!.

pete




begin: Donald Dunn <VNDDUNN@lottery.state.ca.us> quote
> How does one go about demonstrating a need for the Santa Cruz sound card on Linux?  The card is a high end card that can provide full 6 channel sound for DVD and games.  In the past Turtle Beach has provided Linux drivers for their other boards.  I would like them to do it again.
> 
> Any suggestions for how to proceed?
> 
> Don Dunn

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