I just bought this card, the Omega model from Lexicon, it's an external USB connected audio card, mainly for music production, mastering adn recording. It's supposed to be like a home studio system. But there is a problem, the CD that came with the card had a 2.0 version of the driver for the card, so i installed it, and heard how it's playback sounded, can't complain, even at high output volumes, the card still clips and distorts very little, so basicly in playback mode, the card is OK. So I tried it in ASIO mode, the driver has verry little options, it has only one slider that says "More CPU usage" on one end, and "Less CPU usage" on the other, which ofecourse sets the input and output latency times of the card. So I set it to the max, and tried how the card would behave at max value. When I loaded a VST insterument in Cubase SX 3, after playing a few notes, the card started carcking and poping when the instrument was played. So I changed the latency time to something a little less demanding, the input latency to about 10ms, and the output latency to about 30ms, even though that knd of latency would be ridicilous for a card this expencive (200 Euros), but I did it anyway, so I started playing again, it did the same thing all over, started carcking and poping after a few played notes, especialy in the higher frequency spectrum (around C6, C7). So I tried a newer version of the driver, downloaded from the manufacturers main site, a 2.5 version. So, I installed the new version, put the driver in ASIO mode (it has only two supporting modes, ASIO mode, and WDM mode), and tried it how the card will behave in playback. Surprisingly, it sounded better in playback than with the 2.0 version of the driver, so I thought the problem with the cracking and poping must have been fixed by now. I started Cubase SX 3, put a VST instrument to a MIDI track, and started playing. This time, there was no sound coming from the card , it's like the card completely vanished... nothing :wtf:. So uninstalled the 2.5 version and installed the 2.0 version again. The cracking was gone. Not completely but it was a lot better now, it only cracked when you hit the really jigh notes, and just a little bit, not a lot, like the previous time. One of the members on the official Lexicon forum said that this was a common problem with the Omega and Cubase SX 3, atleast thats what I read in one of his posts, but the post was a reply to a totaly different problem, this was just mentioned in the post. He wrote that an even older version of the driver (older than 2.0), was the soulution to this problem. So, my question is this, has anyone had experience with the Omega and Cubase SX 3 and has the same problem, or similar one, does this problem has a soultin that doesn't require a driver change? And if it does require a driver change, where can I find an older version of the driver, I googled around but I can't seem to find any older version than 2.0. Thanks upfront for your help, any kind of suggestion is appreciated .