Hi, Some of you know I just got a hi fi from PJ's Hi Fi's. See the 'what hi fi?' thread. At current I have a low end card which is good, but I don't want to drag my system down with it if there will be a quality improvement from a better card which would cost a small fraction of my hi fi. Question 1, with a souncard what's a 'Breakout Box'? Is it just to adjust treble/bass? Or more? I can't find much information on them. Anyway, to complete the system now I need a better sound card. Any recommendations? Budget would be anything around £300. At moment my PC has a creative 24bit card which cost me around £25. Here are what items I have been looking at: Creative X-Fi http://www.dabs.com/productview.asp...11140&PageMode=1&NavigationKey=11140,50450,14 RME HammerFall http://www.dolphinmusic.co.uk/page/shop/flypage/product_id/3180 Also some of the pictures of these cards are concerning me.... How do I plug the amp in to them? I'm assuming just one normal lead? Some of the plugs in those cards look strange. Thanks for any info, you guys are great!