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sound board

[′sau̇n ‚bȯrd]
(computer science)
An adapter which provides a computer with the capability of reproducing and recording digitally encoded sound. Also known as audio adapter; sound card.
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I know only of one fairly high-quality sound board, the recently announced Echo eDSP of Echo Speech Corporation, that offers the feature that most of the customers would really need: playback of high quality audio through a programmable digital signal processor (DSP) selling for less than a hundred dollars.
You may recall that I discussed in detail some of the video developments in the multimedia marketplace, but I remained silent about sound boards and speakers, the other key components of multimedia.
I had two reasons for not discussing the sound boards demonstrated in the exhibit area.
While there are more and more companies involved in producing sound boards and speakers, there have not been many significant developments since the first 16-bit (theoretically audio CD-quality) boards were introduced well over a year ago.
The sound boards that promise CD audio quality fall short of that promise (with the notable exception of the Turtle Beach Multisound that costs an arm and a leg even today after a 60% price cut).
The difference is not the fault solely of the sound boards (assuming that you use a self-powered good quality speaker).