How much do you want to spend? The problem with most PC sound cards is that the ADC is done inside your PC -- a _very_ bad place for analog signals to be bouncing around. If this is the route you _really_ want to take, check out pcavtech.com for stats on a bunch of popular/available sound cards. If you still want the PC solution, a better way is to get an external ADC and pipe in the digital signal to the PC. There are plenty of cards which do this -- just stay away from the Soundblaster digital (how can someone screw up a digital signal that bad...?). For instance, check out RME cards: www.rme-audio.com/english. With this option, you'll be able to store them at 24/96 as well, which will sound a lot better than transfering them to 16/44.1 for CDs. I'd say that'd be the best way to go on a reasonable budget. Also, check out the mass-market CD recorders. I'm not very versed in these, but I hear they do a decent job.
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