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Topic: Question about Hardware needed to add Audio in a Laptop
Message: Posted by: Mind_Magic (Jan 19, 2008 11:59AM)
I want to use my laptop to run a DJ Console software to play music and sound effects for my show.

Iím looking to use one USB or PCMCIA port from the laptop to install an audio system to connect it to the PA system.

Do you know a good Audio System that could be installed in a laptop?

Thanks!
Message: Posted by: g0thike (Jan 19, 2008 03:42PM)
Mind,

I personally use a Echo Audio- Indigo DJ
http://echoaudio.com/

The site is under construction

Here is some info from M. Friend.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Echo-Indigo-DJ-Dual-Stereo-2496-PCMCIA-Output-Card?sku=247019


If you do a Google search, the product is highly praised and reviewed.

I picked one up on Ebay for about $80.00

G0THIKE

P.S.

The Creative Blaster Audigy cards are only good for gaming and gamers.
Message: Posted by: Mind_Magic (Jan 19, 2008 04:27PM)
Thanks G0THIKE,

Actually, I found three options:

+ Echo Indigo DJ Dual Stereo
Can't find manual, site is down.

+ XP202 XPSound
Looks good, waiting some additional info from XPSound tech support.

+ E-MU 1616M Master Laptop CardBus
I think it's too much for what I need.

Any other advice is welcome
Message: Posted by: g0thike (Jan 19, 2008 08:57PM)
Mind,

The XP202 looks like a USB solution. I had bad experiences with USB solutions from Turtle Beach.

The E-Mu is $499.00, yikes.

Just did a simple GOOGLE Search.

Manual
http://www.echoaudio.com/Downloads/Manuals/Indigo%20Windows%20Manual%202.0.1.pdf

Reviews
http://www99.epinions.com/content_189560032900?linkin_id=7001245
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/apr04/articles/echoindigo.htm
http://www.stereophile.com/digitalsourcereviews/1104echo/
http://www.amazon.com/review/product/B0006AZMPM/ref=cm_cr_pr_redirect
http://www.beatmixed.com/2004/04/23/the-heaven-sent-echo-indigo-dj/
http://www.mio.co.za/article.php?cat=reviews&id=285