New soundcard advice

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https://bbs.archlinux.org – Hi,I'm looking for a new soundcard, but options seem to be limited. I've run into/know about the following issues:All Creative cards are hacks. Their architechture is always a bad kludge of components thrown together. Rear channels work on different DACs with different phase (SB Live and Audigy), or the front and center channel have a bucket load more noise than the other channels (SB audigy 2), mixer controls are messed up (when you change the master on the SB live, only the front channels change).I currently have a Creative SB Audigy 2, which starts producing what sounds like alias (HowTos)