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Old 6th January 2006, 06:55 PM   #1
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Default DDTS-100 for front end of GC-based HT system

Is the Creative DDTS-100 still the standard price/performance solution for a DAC to get 5.1/7.1 in my DIY setup?

**edit** to be specific: a decoder out of my current DVD player, which has no onboard DAC, to DIY GC amps.

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Old 7th January 2006, 01:01 AM   #2
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Cant comment much about it,but you should listen to it for yourself.
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Old 7th January 2006, 01:12 AM   #3
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um...ok...

How 'bout this? Is there an alternative to A/B within the same general price range?

I'm just wondering if this thing is just about to become obsolete and I'm missing its obvious successor.

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Old 7th January 2006, 06:01 AM   #4
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K, I have exactly the same plan as you to get that creative unit....
I don't see any other way of incorporating dolby, dts, coax, toslink and rca inputs and a remote, for 5.1+ output, at that cost.

Never heard one myself, but seen some nice reviews, and I think it will be perfect for DVD's etc...
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Old 7th January 2006, 06:03 AM   #5
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I never fail to look at Creative with some suspicion. The DDTS is a convenience product, not a quality one - maybe a cheap receiver will do? There are some nice surround processors from NAD and others which are more expensive, but at least in a whole other league and probably a better match for your GC.

http://www.nadelectronics.com/ht_amp...63_framset.htm
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Old 7th January 2006, 06:06 AM   #6
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yeah, like 3 or 5 times more expensive!
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Old 7th January 2006, 06:27 AM   #7
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Seriously though, the quality of the creative DACs isn't any good anyway - the Audigy2 ZS has the same DACs and is just passable for music, and is OK for movies. I would think even a cheap receiver may even be a better choice than the Creative, as long as it has a discrete output.
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Old 7th January 2006, 08:01 AM   #8
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Erm, so how about modding the creative... lots of functionality in there, not saying no room for improvement... at least it is a low cost starting point for a mulitchannel DAC.
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Old 7th January 2006, 09:07 AM   #9
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That's the spirit, so we get some mods for the DDTS? Any volunteers? I would think a change of DACs is a good place to start.
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I hereby volunteer.

Now, what are we doing?

heh heh heh...

Seriously, I'll buy the thing and start surgery if y'all will pay attention. I've been meaning to learn how and what to mod in a commercial unit. My eyes always glaze over when I open up something like this.

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