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#46 Post by david » Fri Aug 17, 2007 4:14 pm

Surreal wrote:What's the difference between an express card and pcmcia?
The "old" type of cards are actually called "PC-Card" these days, and have a specific form factor, meaning the size of the slot, the connector etc. (Actually there are a couple of different thicknesses defined.)

The PC-Card cards are internally of two different forms. The older one is PCMCIA which uses the old ISA bus in the computer. The new one is called CardBus and uses the PCI bus to talk to the computer.

Then there's the new kid on the block, the Express Card, which is smaller and with a smaller connector and generally incompatible with the older slots. I think it uses PCI Express and maybe optionally USB internally.

Technical enough for you?

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#47 Post by Greg Avakian » Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:15 pm

Surreal wrote:What's the difference between an express card and pcmcia?
Availability?

Has anyone seen anything besides this?
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#48 Post by Ryan » Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:29 am

Greg Avakian wrote:Has anyone seen anything besides this?
sound card

I have the USB version of the X-Fi and it's pretty great so far. There's not a lot of good Expresscard sound cards yet. Personally if I were you I would buy the Creative X-Fi or wait for the Echo Indigo DJ express card that should be coming out in mid-october.

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#49 Post by Slickmike » Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:53 am

Ryan wrote:FOR ALL YOU ECHO INDIGO LOVERS....


I called Echo today to see if they were developing an Express Card version of the Indigo DJ. Well, they are... and from what they told me, it should be out by mid October.
That's the question I was coming to ask :D

I totally need a new laptop...but won't give up my echo sound card.

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#50 Post by Ryan » Mon Sep 10, 2007 10:25 am

Wow a Slick Mike sighting. Where you been Westie?

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#51 Post by Slickmike » Mon Sep 10, 2007 10:36 am

Ryan wrote:Wow a Slick Mike sighting. Where you been Westie?

I'm flattered that anyone remembers me on the boards. I don't have much time to post anymore. Still here in Boston....And that would be about 10 years of Lindy DJing to go with my recent Westie shananigans...now venturing into two-step as well.

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#52 Post by Surreal » Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:07 pm

Has anyone had any experience with the Creative Xmod? Cnet review below:
http://reviews.cnet.com/external-audio- ... 05686.html

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#53 Post by Ryan » Sun Sep 16, 2007 6:48 am

Surreal wrote:Has anyone had any experience with the Creative Xmod? Cnet review below:
http://reviews.cnet.com/external-audio- ... 05686.html

Yeah. I use it. It sounds fantastic. They have an express card version of the same thing though if you want something non-USB.

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#54 Post by Surreal » Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:57 pm

Is that the same card that people were talking about a few posts above?

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#55 Post by dancin_hanson » Sun Sep 16, 2007 9:41 pm

No, that's the X-Fi card.
The Xmod connects to a USB port. I'm curious what people think of the XMod too.

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#56 Post by Jonas » Sun Sep 16, 2007 11:37 pm

Surreal wrote:Has anyone had any experience with the Creative Xmod? Cnet review below:
http://reviews.cnet.com/external-audio- ... 05686.html
http://www.swingdjs.com/phpbb2/viewtopi ... &start=495

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#57 Post by Ryan » Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:35 pm

The Echo Indigo DJ Express Card won't hit the market until late December now. I called today and it got pushed back a few months.

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#58 Post by Mr Awesomer » Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:25 pm

So I'm pimping a MacBook Pro now... are there still no ExpressCard/34 sound cards available? Creative's got a /54 model... but no /34.
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#59 Post by J-h:n » Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:15 am

I decided to order one of these anyway[/quote]

OK, this post was a year old, but I'll give it a shot: Where did you order it from? I haven't found any place online that will ship the Turtle Beach sound cards outside the USA.

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#60 Post by Surreal » Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:41 am

A lot of this goes totally over my head, but there's some good reading about soundcards in there: http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=41241.0

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