audio card advice - juli@ or Prodigy hd2

jim smith n0oct at
Thu Apr 3 02:28:50 UTC 2008

On Wed, 2 Apr 2008 16:54:10 -0600
Ken Gunderson <kgunders at> wrote:

> I think often the case with onboard sound.  Cables are shielded and the
> monitors plugged into different outlets, wh/is about the best I can do
> in that regard w/o going crazy. The Alp5's are 80W active monitors -
> very low end as far as studio monitors go (fit my budget at under
> $300/pr.) but still pretty "high-end" compared to more common branded PC
> speakers so I don't think the issue is there. Anyhow, when I've got the
> volume cranked you pick up on the hum in between tunes but I suspect any
> halfway decent PCI card will remedy. OTOH maybe cables are picking up
> something from USB, monitor, etc., cables in wh/case the balanced
> outputs on the Juli@ would be nice to have.

OK, let's do a little trouble shooting here.  Is the hum the same
whether cables hooked up or not?  Have you tried a different power
supply with the monitors?

jim smith <n0oct at>

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