Can a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop with High Definition Audio 2.0 sound card perform 16-bit recording ?
September 16, 2008 10:58 AM   Subscribe

Can a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop with High Definition Audio 2.0 sound card perform 16-bit recording, which is supposed to be required for Dragon Naturally Speaking?

The other sound card options are:

Sound Blaster Audigy HD Software Edition (add $25)

ExpressCard Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Sound Card (add $80)

Thanks so much.
posted by eebs to Technology (3 answers total)
 
Yes, it sure can. 16-bit recording has been a standard feature of sound cards for over 15 years. The Intel High Definition Audio codec supports up to 32 bit recording.
posted by zsazsa at 11:06 AM on September 16, 2008


Well, 16 bit recording has been around since at least the Sound Blaster 16 (oh man, brings back memories of configuring Doom), a card released in June, 1992. I'm gonna give you a tentative 'yes'.
posted by Mach5 at 11:57 AM on September 16, 2008


Thanks much!

I guess someone should tell the Dell Chat Online person that she should stop pushing the ExpressCard for 16-bit recording (she told me that she is positive I needed the ExpressCard for the 16-bit recording).
posted by eebs at 12:23 PM on September 16, 2008


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