Has anyone tried using an external USB soundcard with a separate
locked clock? Most work from a 12MHz crystal which can be replaces
with a GPS locked source without too much effort. But I can't help
wondering if there will be subsequent USB synchronisation glitches
upsetting the input sampling.
Although I have used many different USB soundcards and chips, somehow
never managed to get round to actually trying this myself - so hoping
someone else has....
Another thing I was wondering, the soundcard chip wants 12MHz (well,
the PCM2900 does anyway) and a USB hub chip can have a 6MHz crystal
option. So... is there any value in synchronising this 6MHz by
dividing down from the Soundcard clock. Could there still be USB
My old simple 8 bit PIC serial A/D still offers an absolutely phase
coherent sampling as it chucked the data up a non-coherent serial port
so none of the potential slippage issues USB seems to give.
Why does the nice ubiquitous USB port seem to have been a backwards
step in this respect.
> That can happen when multiple phase glitches occur on the PC, sound output.
> Try to use a different sample rate, maybe 44100 instead of 48000.
> Try to run SL exclusively, i.e. no other programs and internet usage
> (everthing that may take a high CPU load) and see if it makes a difference.
> The signal of DJ8WX is clear. That reduces the possible errors...
> 73, Stefan/DK7FC