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Re: Firewire/USB 2.0 Adaptors for M-Audio Firewire Solo
The Echo IO is definitely a good choice for the T60 in terms of cardbus
options, and financially reasonable too. I'd keep using mine, but I'm just
experiencing the urge to be able to plug a mic into my notebook, scat with
my guitar once in a while, and do so with better inserts than a 1/8" jack.
Plus, what I like about the external firewire unit I am buying is that it
has more than one stereo output so that I can run one set to the main
board, and another to my recorder, and still have a separate headphone
output. It's nice to have those options. You might give it some thought,
even the external USB units for getting audio to your notebook (like the
m-Audio) are financially reasonable.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Daryl Shawn" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2006 9:04 AM
Subject: Re: Firewire/USB 2.0 Adaptors for M-Audio Firewire Solo
> Yes, I called them and did whatever I could for options. Mine's a few
> rungs down from yours, I believe, it has the 1.66 mhz processors and
> screen, and I think it's pretty set in its possibilities...I'd wanted a
> 7200 rpm drive but couldn't get that either. But it's got wireless and
> three USB's and the fingerprint reader.
> Thanks for the info on the sound card, that explains things better. I
> a (very) cheap Edirol UA-1A for moving stuff to the laptop, and I
> getting something like the Echo or an m-Audio (maybe?) would improve
> fidelity. I may just do that someday though I want to improve the analog
> side first (mics, pres...).
> I'm pretty much positive there's no way you can get firewire on these
> laptops, I don't think you missed out...I remember that being THE common
> complaint in review, of all models.
> Daryl Shawn
>> Daryl, did you call Lenovo to order your T60? That is what I did with
>> T60p. I basically custom ordered it and ended up with a custom SKU
>> (configuration), with bluetooth, cardbus reader, wireless, USB,
>> bigger/faster hard-drive, fingerprint reader for security, etc. I
>> recieved no rebate on this sucker...I bought it right after it was
>> Also, the T series does not have a sound card, but embedded high
>> definition audio from Intel...so that wouldn't have been an option for
>> you anyway. If you want better sound on the unit, you just get a
>> soundcard, like the Echo Indigo IO, an audio interface that plugs into
>> the USB, or what I am going to do, namely, get a firewire cardbus
>> so that I can plug in a firewire interface. Rainer, yes, I'll take
>> advice here and get just the firewire option, not combo. Your comment
>> enough to make me suspicious, plus I already have three USB connections
>> and don't really need any more.
>> It still seems odd about the firewire...I hope I did't miss it when I
>> configuring it with Lenovo. Oh well, there is nothing wrong with the
>> cardbud option, and I have the slot available.