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Does anyone actually buy $7,000.00 sound cards?
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Does anyone actually make $7,000.00 sound cards?
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If we would consider HDX as a sound card then not? But what's the point of that question anyway?

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Does anyone actually make $7,000.00 sound cards?
The point of the question is, my Audiophile 2496 sounds really good. I'm thinking of getting another one for my new rig. And yes, there are $7,000.00 sound cards. If the 2496 cost me 200.00, that's 35 times more expensive. I can't believe anything sounds 35 times better than the 2496.
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Does anyone actually make $7,000.00 sound cards?
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/PTNatTBHDmadi/
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Default &7,000.00 sound cards...

It's not about the sound (it is all digital; it has no "sound"). The 2496 doesn't have 64 channels of digital MADI I/O, and doesn't include a thunderbolt HD Native card. You're comparing apples and orangutans.
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Your 2496 is a PCI card. Odds are your new motherboard will only have PCIe.
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Nah, $6,000 of that was for the TB interface!
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Diminishing returns applies here. The last few % towards perfection is the most costly for the improvement received.

More stable clocking, better converters, better filters will make a difference, but you may not really hear the difference beyond a few times what your current interface costs.

Also, to make you feel good about your purchase, and since your have already chosen to pay a premium, they will make the outside look really good.
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The point of the question is, my Audiophile 2496 sounds really good. I'm thinking of getting another one for my new rig. And yes, there are $7,000.00 sound cards. If the 2496 cost me 200.00, that's 35 times more expensive. I can't believe anything sounds 35 times better than the 2496.

Actually, you can get the 2496 now for 100. That's 70 times cheaper than this decadent monstrosity. I guess if you have money to burn, and want to spread the wealth around, it might make sense. But God, think of the taxes, especially if you live in New York, California, Mass, etc.
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