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post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
So my STX and A900s came in today (awesooome). But I was wondering. If I hook up my STX to my yamaha receiver with 3.1 setup via the RCA out of the card, will there be any sound quality benefit for both the speakers and my A900s? Still waiting onthe A900s to get burned in and still tweaking the software to how I like it. Looking for an excuses to make an awesomesauce desktop setup.
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post #2 of 6
Nice as hell cheers.gif

The STX should have a better DAC, go for optical out. Don't be surprised if there's zero difference in sound quality though.
post #3 of 6
its not only the Dac that counts its the the circuit around it. A outside Dac got a huge advantage as it doesn't pick up noise like a soundcard inside a pc will. the receiver got better amplification as well. But you can still hook the receiver up via analog to the card making use of the card and the receivers build in amp.
post #4 of 6
why are you running two threads about this?

http://www.overclock.net/hi-fi-gear/1037172-sound-card-receiver.html

Hard for us to get you optimum help if you start creating multiple threads, and more inconvenient for people searching for the answer to the same question when they have the same thread in multiple places.

Just sayin.

Oh and this is OCN. You don't need an excuse to build an awesome sawce desktop. You just do it and take pictures for us....refer to my avatar.
Edited by SpykeZ - 6/8/11 at 7:12pm
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post #5 of 6
go optical
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
seagate sata 1 tb samsung 850 evo 500gb ssd lg blueray corsair H105 
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windows 10 home  asus 27inch 1080p  acer 24 inch 1080p acer 24 inch 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
logitech G110 evga supernova G2 750watt fractual design define XL R2 mx518 
Audio
sony wireless,,,headphones 
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fx 6300 asus m5a99X evo asus gtx 670 2gb  8gb 1600mhz gskill ripjaws 
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corsair 120gb ssd WD 1 tb 7200rpm lg blueray H100 
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CaseAudio
coolermaster 922 denon 7.1,home theatre 
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post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the input guys. And yes, I made another one in a different forum. Didn't seem like anyone was going to respond to this thread for a little bit lol. And I figured it may have been a more appropriate topic for that thread in hindsight.
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