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VIA Debuts Vinyl Envy VT1730 USB 2.0 Audio Controller

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VIA Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of PC and prosumer audio silicon, today unveiled the VIA Vinyl Envy VT1730 USB 2.0 Audio Controller, the industry's first highly-integrated single chip solution that leverages the broad USB 2.0 bandwidth (480 Mb/s) to deliver uncompromised audio quality.

The VIA Envy VT1730 is an 8-channel, 24-bit/192kHz audio controller specifically designed to achieve cinema-quality audio recording and playback in high fidelity USB and MIDI system applications. Whether it's using the bandwidth capacity of USB 2.0 to simultaneously support audio streams from a guitar, bass, keyboard and microphone, or delivering true-to-life sound to multiple speakers in a home theatre set-up, the VIA Envy VT1730 offers outstanding audio performance and impressive application flexibility.

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cool, the envy chip is pretty good.
 

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last time i used a USB 5.1 soundcard, it couldnt do anything above 16 bit 44Khz in 5.1 mode, because of lack of bandwidth. I dont see this doing any better.
 

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last time i used a USB 5.1 soundcard, it couldnt do anything above 16 bit 44Khz in 5.1 mode, because of lack of bandwidth. I dont see this doing any better.
Probably that was USB 1.1. This one is Blu-ray capable (24-bit, 192 kHz).
 

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Probably that was USB 1.1. This one is Blu-ray capable (24-bit, 192 kHz).
it was 2.0, and creative. live 24 bit external, i think.
 
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If you really want 24/192 5.1 output (but why... 24 bit, ok, but 192 kHz sample rate... there are lots of very pro studios that never venture beyond 24/96, and they have perfectly treated rooms to allow them to hear the quality jump from 44,1 or 48k to 96k), it's better you just buy a firewire above-entry-level audio interface. I didn't use it, but Focusrite Saffire is like 200$ and can do much more than just playback... USB 3.0 should be the end of Firewire though...
 

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actually... looking at the connectivity in the pic, its definately not aimed at us (gamers)
 
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This is great untill it gets cripped by Vista or 7's audio handler. Then it sucks just as much as all the others.
 
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... untill it gets cripped by Vista or 7's audio handler.
Sad but I must agree on that.

But back to this item. I really wonder what the homes of the hardware developpers look like, since I wonder why there's no plugs soldered on top and bottom aswell.
Cubic cabling might even look more stunning whereas this one only allows to give you a spider alike look when being connected to various devices.
This really makes it incompatible to any location I could think of. Prototyping results normally look like this.
 

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lol that board was produced by asus
 

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Where's the USB? I see optical, serial, and those really old keyboard hookups... whatever it was that came before PS/2
 

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next to the serial port, is a mini USB connector. bottom right.
 
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Hehe, those round PS/2 look a like connectors aren't PS/2 connectors. They are cannon connectors or XLR connectors. Mostly used by musicians and their audio equipment.
 

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Hehe, those round PS/2 look a like connectors aren't PS/2 connectors. They are cannon connectors or XLR connectors. Mostly used by musicians and their audio equipment.
the name he was looking for was AT keyboard connectors.


I have an adaptor around here somewhere for one of those plugs to 3 RCA, so while i have no idea what they're called - i do know they're high end (and antique :p) audio plugs
 
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XLR, DIN, DIN-AT what ever those are we should remember this Serial connection for hacking ^^

apart from that go via go! i would love to have proper 5.1 Analog to usb as Laptop servers my needs
 

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Those are MIDI DINs (MIDI connectors) ;)