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post #11 of 17
If you wish for Titanium HD to output 5.1 surround then you can simply use the Optical out and enable Dolby Digital Live or DTS Connect.

This does bypass the card's OpAmps unfortunately but it does do true 5.1 digitally just fine.

I have the card connected digitally for 5.1 and I have it hooked up with RCA jacks for analog stereo to pair of studio monitors. I simply turn off Dolby Digital or DTS and the analog outputs start working again. I then turn off the 5.1 system.
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by chalkbluffgrown;13581763 
If you wish for Titanium HD to output 5.1 surround then you can simply use the Optical out and enable Dolby Digital Live or DTS Connect.

This does bypass the card's OpAmps unfortunately but it does do true 5.1 digitally just fine.

I have the card connected digitally for 5.1 and I have it hooked up with RCA jacks for analog stereo to pair of studio monitors. I simply turn off Dolby Digital or DTS and the analog outputs start working again. I then turn off the 5.1 system.

but how will the card give you a better quality then if your using a digital connection bypassing its Dac? Dts is as old as the mountain ddl aswell everything On the market supports it theses days. So how can you say the card sounds better when your conversion is done by your receiver?

Btw SPL = 20 Log \frac{P}{P_o}
post #13 of 17
I was not saying it sounds better. You are not reading and you are not thinking.

I have the CAPABILITY of doing 5.1. I do not use it.

read first please.

If somebody wishes to use a 2.1 speaker setup with an analog connection, the Titanium HD is excellent. If they want 5.1 analog, go with a ASUS D2X, DX, Xense, Auzentech X-Meridian 2g, or anything else besides onboard.
post #14 of 17
Op for gaming you can look at the Xonar DG. Its got a dolby amp which will be good for your cans. The Titanium will improve the your headphone sound aswell with gaming. Though it only output stereo via analog. So your limited to a 2.1 setup which I think you won't mind. But don't expect huge increase of quality when listening over the speakers.
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by chalkbluffgrown;13581931 
I was not saying it sounds better. You are not reading and you are not thinking.

I have the CAPABILITY of doing 5.1. I do not use it.

read first please.

If somebody wishes to use a 2.1 speaker setup with an analog connection, the Titanium HD is excellent. If they want 5.1 analog, go with a ASUS D2X, DX, Xense, Auzentech X-Meridian 2g, or anything else besides onboard.

yeah but you are the only coming up with a onboard everytime. No one said anything bout a onboard except you. The OP got a X-fi card. Everyone know onboard ain't up to scratch its only useful when you hook it up via a digital connection.
post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by Spooony;13581944 
Op for gaming you can look at the Xonar DG. Its got a dolby amp which will be good for your cans. The Titanium will improve the your headphone sound aswell with gaming. Though it only output stereo via analog. So your limited to a 2.1 setup which I think you won't mind. But don't expect huge increase of quality when listening over the speakers.

It does not have a "Dolby Amp" it has a headphone amplifier. Dolby is an upmixing routine done in the card's software.

Please, Please somebody besides me make him understand.
post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by chalkbluffgrown;13582054 
It does not have a "Dolby Amp" it has a headphone amplifier. Dolby is an upmixing routine done in the card's software.

Please, Please somebody besides me make him understand.

I think I gave up correcting people about a few months back when people like cuad and Spoony here started running their mouths about things that aren't accurate.

Neither of them can get their facts straight but end up talking a lot anyway.
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