DAMN Turtle Beach Santa Cruz

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by stevey500, Sep 27, 2004.

  1. stevey500 macrumors 6502

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    Ok, I just got a new 5.1 soundcard TurtleBeach SantaCruz thinking it would work with my b/w 450mhz with panther... I installed it, no go... Is there any.. ANY possible way to make this card work :( ... thats amazingly dumb that that its not supported if it can't... As moving to a mac i have found many troubles making things compatible, such as my really nice very oftenly used scanner that... i can no longer use:( !!! PLEASE.. any possible way!!?!?!?!? I hate the stocky 2 channel audio. And I dont feel like buying anything expensive. lol.. thanks
     
  2. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    If it doesn't say Mac compatible on the box, dont buy it unless you know it will work for sure.

    Whats wrong with the 2 channel card built in? Even if you're hooking it up to a 5.1 system, you still only get basic stereo coming out of all those speakers. Macs always have good sound cards in them, they're not you're run-of-the-mill PC sound cards.

    Check out M-Audio for some Mac compatible sound cards.
     
  3. ocellnuri macrumors regular

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    I think the idea of a 5.1 channel card is so that this isn't the case. So you can get 6 channels going into your surround sound speakers, making use of the equipment you have.
     
  4. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    I heard somewhere that Macs don't have actual sound cards because of that suit that Apple Corp. did against Apple a while ago.
     
  5. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    So why can I hear music coming out of my Powermac? Ha ha!
    Seriously, no sound card = no sound. Sure, Apple doesn't make PCI sound cards, but others do. The only one that I am actually aware of is the ones made by M-Audio.

    'crazzyeddie' is right... if it does not say that it is compatible with Mac OS X, then don't buy it, unless of course you are putting it in a Windows/Linux box :)
     
  6. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    From what I heard, Macs have software sound, not hardware. So the sound processing is put on the CPU instead of the card. That's what I meant.
     
  7. stevey500 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well I have a nice pioneer 5.1 reciever I want to put into use, I want to watch dvds in 5.1 on my mac, I like to do audio editing, i think its kinda dumb that we dont have options to update our cards :( Ill just use the PC for audio
     
  8. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    I told you that you could go to M-Audio and get a 7.1 PCI sound card for $120 or a 5.1 for $100. They also have USB solutions.
     
  9. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    That's why all Macs sound the same - their sound processing methods are identical. This is even true of old Macs vs. new Macs - for example, the PowerMac G3 233 MHz and the PowerMac G5 dual 2.5 GHz process sound identically, even though the G3 is at least 10 times slower than the G5.
     

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