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Old 26th May 2004, 09:43 AM   #11
mandat is offline mandat  Poland
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then click ENTER SITE and Hardware from the menu.
Maya44USB, MIA, PHASE 26&28, US_428 and SB Live soundcards were tested with RightMark Audio Analyzer. There are tables and diagrams with the results and marks.
And http://audio.rightmark.org/download.shtml for your own.
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Old 26th May 2004, 10:26 AM   #12
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Try the following link
http://www.diyaudio.tk/
then click ENTER SITE and Hardware from the menu.
Maya44USB, MIA, PHASE 26&28, US_428 and SB Live soundcards were tested with RightMark Audio Analyzer. There are tables and diagrams with the results and marks.
And http://audio.rightmark.org/download.shtml for your own.
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Rightmarks gives apparently good results for most cards, inclusding SBlive.

We really need to have thd+noise and the spectrum diagram to see inics are generated.
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Old 26th May 2004, 11:43 AM   #13
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May be SpectrumLab fulfils your expectations.
http://www.qsl.net/dl4yhf/spectra1.html
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Old 26th May 2004, 12:25 PM   #14
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I can see many pople here advocating for the M-Audio stuff. I have owned a Audiophile USB from M-Audio for about 10 months now and are very pleased with it's performance. Basicly it's a USB version of their 24/96 card. I think it's a good thing that the 'card' has its own seperate PSU (E-core trafo) instead of using the computer SMPS. Also, it uses ASIO drivers, thus avoiding the windows mixer. Good thing too, you don't have to run the audio in long cables or have to have the computer next to the stereo.

I couldn't resist opening it to check out whats inside. This is what I found:

S/PDIF Tranciever chip: CS8427 96kHz
DAC/ADC : AKM AK4528, 24 Bit 96Khz
USB Streaming controller: TI TUSB3200 codec / I2S interface
OPAMPís used: 5532

It looks like it would be possible to tweak this little box. There is no integrated multfunction chip here, all seperate chips, and the datasheet can be found at their respective manufacturers hp. The opamps could easily be changed to something better, possible a clock upgrade too. The I2S could be taken directly for a total DAC upgrade later....

The little box is lookin good on top of my gainclone too.
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Old 29th May 2004, 12:02 PM   #15
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I just downloaded KX driver for my SB live. I feel significant improvement in quality! This driver also suitable for all creative sound cards including audigy 2.

Now it is interesting for me if Audigy 2 with KX driver installed can outperform Terratec or M-audio... What do you think guys?

download kx driver from:

http://kxproject.lugosoft.com/down.php?language=ru
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Old 29th May 2004, 04:38 PM   #16
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Slash
[B]I just downloaded KX driver for my SB live. I feel significant improvement in quality! This driver also suitable for all creative sound cards including audigy 2.

Now it is interesting for me if Audigy 2 with KX driver installed can outperform Terratec or M-audio... What do you think guys?

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No way. It is the SRC that converts everthing to 48kHz that is at the heart of its problem. Others have no SRC or auto SRC.
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