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Old 02-04-04, 08:55 AM   #25
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How much is this card? 100?
mine set me back 75 quid..

my speakers have a fibre connector, just wandering how to get the absoutle most perfect sound out of my setup.
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The drivers Creative is currently shipping are worlds better than previous drivers. They finally expose hardware buffers in DirectX, which they never did before. We can finally manage sound better in software with the hardware exposed the way it is in the newer drivers.
Unfortunately, actual sound quality on my A1 takes a steep dive. I can not totally replicate the sound quality from my hacked Compaq drivers with the latest offerings from Creative without wanting to drive a sledgehammer through my case. I like a balance of rich bass, clear (but not too crisp) treble, and a mid-range clarity that's punchy without being "hot". The Compaq drivers work splendidly in this department while the latest Creative drivers make drastic cuts in the bass & treble and boost the mid-range to "tin can" blasphemy. The result reminds me of a cheap-ass $40 Emerson boom-box. And, once I tinker with the cut-off and the soundstage sliders (I wrote down on a legal pad the exact value in Hz each slider should be set to for my enjoyment/sanity) in the Surround Mixer, I get that "hot" distorted sound that drives me out of my gourd.
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Psy, I was referring to the programming interface DirectSound. With exposed hardware buffers, sound is easier to manage now. Psy, not familiar with the Audigy 1. My first Audigy was the 2, and recently the ZS. I fnd the sound from the ZS to be well balanced. Highs are very crisp without being tinny and lows are smooth. The mid-range does not seem to be punched up at all. The sounds reminds me of a Yamaha DSP-A1.
Now, in all fariness, I have a Class A Sansui amplifier for monitoring and a set of B&W monitors. It's not your typical home system.

sx,..I am not sure what you are on about. Without the fiber links (which the stand-alone PCI card does not have) you cannot feed a dolby digital signal to the card.
I use one computer to generate my sound, and feed it from the digital out to the digital in of another computer. The computer where the audio work is done, can create dolby digital sound in the digital domain.
The digital in allows the video editor to add the dolby digital track to the video.
Maybe I am missing something. I cannot fathom what short coming there is? Or what you are on about.

Being able to stay in the digital domain, once you get there, is always preferred. With the fiber links, you by-pass the A/D conversion needed to connect to standard audio in jacks. Without the fiber links, how do you get dolby digital into the computer?
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