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Lincon

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LAPTOP SOUND CARD
« on: May 10, 2019, 10:13:54 am »
Hello everyone,,
I have recently bought the V Collection and it is installed on a laptop. I was wondering if adding an external sound card would make any improvements when connected to an external amplifier such as my hifi? Any suggestions.

MajorFubar

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Re: LAPTOP SOUND CARD
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2019, 01:02:09 pm »
What laptop have you got? MacBooks tend to have pretty decent DACs built into them to start with, but on Windows laptops the quality varies tremendously, and not necessarily in keeping with the price of the laptop either, because no matter how much your laptop cost, the sound card often gets the 'bottom feeder' share of the budget.

If you never intend to record real instruments (eg your electric guitar) you can buy a USB DAC such as the Dragonfly Black or Red, which will almost certainly better the DAC in most Windows laptops. If you need to record instruments as well, look at something like the Focusrite Scarlet range.
2011 iMac 27" 2013 MBP 13" V Collection 6 Analog Lab 3 KeyLab 88 KeyLab 49 mk1 KeyStep

 

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