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Old 27th December 2002, 04:16 AM   #1
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Has anybody tried this out?
How is the sound output?
Decoding quality?
Price to performance ratio?

All thoughts welcome!

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Old 27th December 2002, 01:28 PM   #2
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Unless you REALLY want the whole external/USB feature, skip it.
There are much better sound cards around for the price.

It also will not do high bitrate/full-duxplex sound too well because of the slow USB interface.
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Old 27th December 2002, 02:17 PM   #3
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by MWP
[B]Unless you REALLY want the whole external/USB feature, skip it.
There are much better sound cards around for the price.

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Agreed, Creative stuff tends to concentrate on marketing. There are always some quirks in performance/operation - the Singaporean Influence?

The Terratec souns cards are excellent sonically and in performance terms. Make sure they are installed carefully though.
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Old 27th December 2002, 02:34 PM   #4
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Can anyone point to a decent USB/1394 alternative? Just basic ACD/DAC, preferably, but not essentially 24/96.
I would like to have something external as it's much more convenient for me to use a laptop in the audio-room and because the computer power supplies feeding PCI cards truly give me the jitters. Maybe i should think about a mod on my PCI card to make it work with external power/batteries.
I mostly use the soundcard for LP/CD transfers so a quality ADC is amust.

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Old 27th December 2002, 02:47 PM   #5
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I have an Extigy and started a POOGE process on it. If you search the forum you will find it unless this link works Audigy upgrade project for quality USB DAC

There is a fundamental issue with resampling.

I had serious performance issues using WinDVD -- something funny going on with the relatively advanced drivers? Not recommended.

What I would consider doing is an upgrade of the Audigy 2 or alternative.

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Old 28th December 2002, 09:39 AM   #6
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What about it as a stand alone 5.1 Ch Dolby Digital Decoder?

How is the decoding of Extigy using their CMSS for analog inputs?

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Old 28th December 2002, 10:59 AM   #7
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Sorry, I have not tested this. I imagine that the math is OK -- but don't know if the resultant 48KHz output is resampled or not.

Still, I have seroius misgivings about the Philips DAC chip.

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