Hi eVGA, an idea for a new soundcard:
The current soundcard is pci-e to usb to 7.1 ch awesomeness.
Why not drop the pci-e part and make an external usb soundcard but take it a step further and have a fancy dedicated PSU for the analogue stage?
I used to use an ASUS Xonar U7 until it burnt out and it was great other than it didn't have a PSU and would pick up pc noise (fixed by placing a powered usb hub in between)
I've been waiting for stock of the NU Audio Pro which looks like will never happen so am pitching an idea for the next version.
- saves two slots in PC case, real-estate is a big deal nowadays with modern tiny pc cases that only fit GPUs
- more audiophile/professional look and feel having a fancy external box (remember the Hercules Game Theater XP)
- external PSU, (cleaner power, less noise etc)
- improved PCB layout, maybe arrange it so we can swap out opamps without too much hassle/limited space etc