<font size=\"2\" face=\"Verdana, Arial\">I have 2 sound cards in my daw - one with a breakout box(Soundscape Mixtreme) and one without (Yamaha sw1000xg) - both used to be in the price range of $ 1000.Originally posted by MusicalCharities:
Does having an external breakout box with the converters outside of the PCI card really make a big difference?
Thanks in advance
In my case it makes a big difference: When using the Mixtreme, sometimes I get a surprise when complete silence is interrupted by some regular Windows sound. I am really happy about the Yamaha for many other reasons.....But I don\'t get those surprises - there is no such thing as \"complete silence\" when using that card