So far we have tested in almost everything you can fit into a PC however, sound cards are up to now always been neglected, since there is very difficult to establish a quality comparison as well this situation but now we want to eliminate. On the following pages we will look at some of the latest surround sound cards also on board are of Audiotrak sound cards, Terratec and Creative Labs, we will examine together with a professional sound card E-MU.
With part of the Audiotrak Maya 5.1, the Audiotrak Maya 7.1, the Terratec Aureon 7.1 Universe, the TerraTec Aureon 7.1 Firewire, the Terratec Aureon 5.1 USB and the Creative Labs Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro as well considering beat even know the names of the cards, one for an hour in which sound market. Except for the Creative card, all cards that supported surround format contributed to the name however, the Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro supports both the modern surround sound, with eight channels as well here one is struck by the very next trend in the industry also was two years ago, 5.1 is the measure of all things, now support already 2/3 of the cards tested, the more modern 7.1 Process.
Together with the more or less expensive sound cards from the consumer sector, we also take a look at the E-MU 1820, a professional sound card that is high above all that which offer the consumer cards. The E-MU card will continue to be due to their excellent training and reference inputs and analyze the measurements of other consumer cards as well as has happened in recent times in the surround market but we want to explain something on the following pages first what it is right now at all for surround formats.