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SB Live on G4?
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nshank
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May 29, 2004, 01:49 AM
 
Hi all, I have a DB G4 500, and I would like to put something better then the stock sound in it. I have found OS 9 drivers for the SB Live, but I'm running OS X.2.8. Does anyone know where I can find drivers for OS X? Or do they even exist? My only other thought is could I use ALSA or the Creative opensource drivers?
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May 29, 2004, 09:31 AM
 
I'd reccomend a PCI card by M_Audio. Either the Audiophile 2496
http://www.m-audio.com/index.php?do=...3fa8b83343bfb8

or the Revolution 7.1 if you want surround.

http://www.m-audio.com/index.php?do=...a955aa6ae2db1c

Their OS X drivers are good, and they keep them up to date.

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May 29, 2004, 04:33 PM
 
The Mac's on-board audio is much better than the sound blaster Live! certainly in terms of frequency response and stereo coherence.

If you want something better - then I'd agree that the M•Audio (Audiophile) PCI cards are good, and also G5 compatible.
     
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May 30, 2004, 09:24 PM
 
The SB Live! is a dead product. No OS X development.
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Jun 3, 2004, 01:30 AM
 
According to these reports on xlr8yourmac, the Creative Labs external (usb) sound card works with 10.3.3:


USB mp3+

you get analog and digital in-out @ $39.
     
   
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