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After pretty much deciding to try a graphic equalizer to solve my clipping problem, I mentioned my situation to a friend who immediately said: “The sound cards in laptops are notoriously crappy. Why don’t you buy a good external, USB-connected card?” He suggested this Sound Blaster model: http://tinyurl.com/SBexternalCard
Today at Best Buy, I bought this black beauty for $59.95. Not only did it solve the clipping problem, but with its 24-bit/96kHz specs, I cannot believe how good my audio sounds, whether it’s coming from my Altec Lansing PC speaker system or when broadcast to FM receivers. The audio quality makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up! I guess my buddy Ron was right when he said that internal laptop sound cards can be really lousy. I didn’t know what I was missing!
Many thanks to everybody who posted to help me out in the last couple of weeks.