Hybrid gaming/recording surround sound card from M-Audio

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Contributor Since: Sep 09, 2002

just found this on the front of m-audio's website:
M-Audio's Revolution 7.1
it look's like they've decided to produce a best-of-both-worlds gaming and surround sound audio card. At first glance it looks like another soundblaster clone with it's colorful 1/8" jacks, but it boasts 24bit/192KHz sampling, 7.1 surround, and more coming from a name like M-Audio, of which I own several of their products and have come to trust. It comes with trial versions of Reason and Ableton Live, which are audio recording and performance apps, suggesting they are serious about the card's ability to perform. The MSRP in only $120, which places it well below $100 in the used market as soon as they really start selling. What's everyone's take on this? Affordable forsight from M-Audio, or new junk to poke fun at?

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Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Mar 17, 2003 10:34 pm

I got to hear a demo up at comp USA on Sunday. It rocks and sounds like it will kick SBs but. The only thing they are lacking, and I did hear rumor that they may go futher with this, is the onboard synth chip and midi I/O that the SB cards have. I believe if this cards sells well, they will procede with another card, but like I said, it was just a rumor.

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