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Old 08-22-2008, 10:10 PM   #8
Rory Buszka
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Hi there, McFlyx.

The front-panel microphone jack will still be enabled, and will still pass signal, even if an optical cable is connected to the rear-channel digital output.

The shared microphone port is the only real caveat with this card, but some compromises are expected in order to cram that many I/O features into a low-profile form factor. Still, the fact that the front panel microphone connector continues to work makes the shared microphone jack almost a nonissue. This sound card remains my top pick in the $80-$100 price range.
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