M-Audio Revolution 7.1 Surround Sound PCI Card ( PC / Mac )
- Output for up to 7 powered speakers plus powered subwoofer
- 7.1 places speakers both beside and behind the listener, for an incredible immersive sound experience
- Includes Dolby Digital EX DVD Player software for Windows
- Also supports 4.1, 5.1 & 6.1 formats
- Full support for Microsoft Windows Media Audio 9 Professional
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Audiophile quality 24-bit/192kHz audio playback / Supports pro 2-channel 24-bit recording / Dolby Digital 5.1 output
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I was so pleased to get this card MAUDIO Revolution 7.1. I thought it would be great. I got it from amazon.com and it was a better price than I could find elsewhere.
However, I found there were some manufacturer limitations.
I installed using UBUNTU STUDIO, I cannot remember which version that was.
It worked for awhile but soon decided it did not want to work anymore after I did an upgrade.
So I eventually bought anCreative Labs SB0570L4 Sound Blaster Audigy SE Sound Card. It worked in Windows and Ubuntu Studio.
I have recently upgraded to Windows 7 and Audigy works here too -- if you check the Creative website you will see that drivers are available for Windows 7. Well, I thought I would try the MAudio card again but dropped by MAudio today to see if I could download a driver. Their page indicates that a driver is being developed. Their forum has a reply by an Maudio tech who says that they don't supply dates for driver updates to be completed. So there is no way at this time to tell if / when this will be done.
The low rating is for the driver and maudio support (or lack thereof). the card is great if you can get it to work.
Made a huge improvement to my Dell Dimension 5150 which came with crappy intergrated sound.
Make sure you have extra PCI slots because I had to eliminate my Belkin USB card in order to install this card.
My Dell only has two PCI slots.
So, in summary this M-Audio is a good card. But I'd go with the Prodigy 7.1 instead as it's about the same price. For those who are especially cheap or poor or only need the digital out on a sound card, then the Chaintec is the way to go. I ordered it online for under 25 bux with free shipping. Don't be fooled by its generric brand, this is a powerful card with many options, but don't expect much documentation or support on the Chaintec; internet forums notwithstanding. In conclusion, I think it may be worthwhile to do some research on the Chaintech and the Prodigy before shelling out big bux for this M-Audio or any other brand.