Hi everyone, I own a SBLive 5.1 and would like to get something better to match my audio equipment - the card is hooked to a Marantz PM7200P amplifier (no digital connections), itself hooked to two Cabasse MT360 Jersey loudspeakers, so it's a simple stereo system. I do quite a bit of LP recording/audio editing and the like and I'm a huge music lover, hence I'm not totally satisified with the SBLive... The fact is, I'm also a gamer. I don't care about EAX/Surround/7.1/whatever 3D effects you throw in since I've got a stereo system, so my guess is the A2496 will do great (plus, I got a trusty recommendation for this chipset so ATM the Envy24 is my current favourite). Yet, out of curiosity, I'd like to know how well it performs in games. I read reviews of the Revolution 7.1 and the DMX6 fire that are both based on the same chip ; the DMX is a tad faster than the Rev due to hardware accel so it could be a good alternative to the A2496, but the latter has been designed for a stereo system (plus, I really don't need/want 7.1 audio or the DMX rack) and seems a bit more appealing to me when it comes to listening to music. I'd just like to have your opinions, especially if you own this card, and learn a bit about its performance in games (I play to virtually anything, from old Doom & DOS games to HL2 and Doom3). Thanks!! EDIT : also came accross the Audiotrack Prodigy 7.1 that seems interesting too. Your opinion?