Re: Using the PC headphone out as a LINE OUT?
the magnet in the speaker is causing the distortion to your crt, will do it to lcd also more then likely.
you should be able to use a PC music recording interface as your primary sound device.
latency should not be an issue with todays technology. I havnt had any of these issues in years. an add in PCI/PCIe audio card or firewire is the way to go, not usb. usb shares the resources so your music doesnt get priority.
I use the Focusrite Saffire Pro 12 Firewire. no issues, no latency beyond human processing.
I also use an XFI Fatality Champion Series PCI card, and again 0 latency cause it uses the PCI BUS not USB.
I do recommend using a modern PC, with Windows 7, or MAC whatever it has.
Another issue that causes latency is using the IEE1394 chipset, I recomend using a texas instruments modern chip or equivlant chip. Using a cheap PC motherboard will have a crappy aftermarket firewire chip. MACs should have a good chip as they are the pioneers of firewire.
Your onboard audio chip is crap, it's the minimal required to hear audio, it's a weak processsor compared to an add in. also keep equipment away from the computer monitor.