I'm gearing up to do some serious needle dropping and thus need to look for a new sound card. I had a Sound Blaster Live card that did a good job, but when I migrated to Windows 7, it was no longer supported Some initial research on the forum has led me to the EMU/Creative 1212M. However some of those threads are from 2007 and I don't know how things may have changed today. Is this still a good choice amongst audiophiles/veteran needle droppers here? And I'm assuming from reading the specs that with this specific card that I will need to buy a pair of these 1/4" to RCA unbalanced cables to connect my preamp to the sound card?